Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Jackson's Military Road

Marker ID: THC 3F 27
Location: U.S. 43, Lawrence County, near junction with old U.S. 43
County: Lawrence
Waymark: None


Joining the present highway from the trace of the old road to the north, this road, completed by Army Engineers under Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson in 1820, ran from Columbia, TN, via Columbus, Miss., to Madisonville, La. It cut 220 miles from the distance from Nashville to New Orleans via the Natchez Trace.