Old Federal Road - Burnt Corn, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 31° 32.999 W 087° 09.579
16R E 484847 N 3490567
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 5 and County Road 15.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2015 7:49:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJD8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
Stone text:

Burnt Corn, Monroe County's earliest settlement, became the crossroads of the Great Pensacola Trading Path and The Federal Road. Settler Jim Cornells returned from Pensacola in 1813, finding his home destroyed and his wife kidnapped by a Creek Indian war party. As the Creeks returned from procuring arms in Pensacola, Cornells and volunteers ambushed the Indians. Thus began the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814.
Marker Name: Old Federal Road

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by Monroe Co. Heritage Museum and the J. L. Bedsole Foundation. More info: http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3081 http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2999

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1998

Marker Number: Not Listed

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