The Federal Road
©2006 by Beverly Whitaker, Genealogy Tutor
Route of the Federal Road
A portion of the Federal Horse Path to New Orleans ran through the West Florida panhandle, an area for which ownership was disputed by the Spanish and U.S. Governments. The alternate route to New Orleans was to travel past St. Stephens on the road to Natchez, then southwest to New Orleans. During the War of 1812, Andrew Jacksons troops constructed a new road from New Orleans north to the Tombigbee River. This provided a more direct route to Nashville. After the war, that road became an important migration route into the Mississippi Valley from Tennessee and Kentucky.
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