Historic Markers Across Alabama

Three Notch Road

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Old courthouse square in downtown Troy, AL
County: Pike
Coordinates: N 31° 48.47    W 085° 58.32
  31.80787      -85.97212
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMMF7W


Built by U.S. Army, 1824, from Ft. Barrancas, at Pensacola to Ft. Bainbridge, S. E. of Tuskegee. Here it joined Federal Road leading to Ft. Mitchell in Russell County. Road followed Indian trade trail became main road for settlers and traders before railroads. Scouts notched trees to mark route that ran along this ridge.

End of Three Notch Road