Old Federal Road - Midway Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 31° 40.641 W 087° 03.368
16R E 494679 N 3504674
Quick Description: One of eight stone markers along the Alabama portion of the Federal road established as a postal route by President Jefferson. Located at the intersection of County Road 1 and State Route 83 in Conecuh County.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2015 7:39:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJD5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
Stone text:

For a few months between 1811—1818 the nationally infamous highwayman, Joseph Thompson Hare, operated with his gang along the Federal Road. They headquartered at Turk's Cave near Brooklyn in Conecuh County. In his confession he referred to the road as the "Gold Mines" and in one robbery took $3728.
Marker Name: Old Federal Road

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Monroe County Heritage Museums and J. L. Bedsole Foundation. More info: http://www.natchezbelle.org/sw/hare.htm http://seeksghosts.blogspot.com/2013/05/natchez-trace-joseph-thompson-hare.html


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1998

Marker Number: Not Listed

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