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'''Jackson's Military Road''' was built during the War of 1812 to help General Andrew Jackson prepare against a British invasion. Jackson needed to be able to move his army more quickly to defend New Orleans, Mobile, or Pensacola. The road split off from the [[Natchez Trace|Natchez Trace]] at Tupelo, Missississippi and stretched south to New Orleans, Louisiana.  
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'''Jackson's Military Road''' was built during the War of 1812 to help General Andrew Jackson prepare against a British invasion. The road split off from the [[Natchez Trace|Natchez Trace]] at Tupelo, Mississippi and stretched south to Madisonville north of New Orleans, Louisiana.  
  
 
=== Historical Background  ===
 
=== Historical Background  ===
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During the War of 1812 General Andrew Jackson needed to be able to move his army quickly to defend New Orleans, Mobile, or Pensacola in case of a British attack. A network of roads was created linking these Gulf Coast ports to Nashville, Tennessee.
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After the war in 1816, Congress appropriated funds to improve the road, build bridges, and named the route from Nashville to New Orleans in honor of General Jackson.
  
 
=== Route  ===
 
=== Route  ===
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''North to south''
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*Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
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*Columbia, Maury, Tennessee
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*Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi (near the Tombigbee River)
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*Noxubee swamp
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*Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi
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*Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi
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*Madisonville, St. Tammany, Louisiana
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*New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana
  
 
=== Settlers and Records  ===
 
=== Settlers and Records  ===
  
No known list of settlers who followed General Jackson's Military Road exists. See records of settlers in the Nashville, Tupelo, and New Orleans area. {{Wikipedia|Great Wagon Road}}
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No known list of settlers who followed General Jackson's Military Road exists. See records of settlers in the Nashville, Tupelo, and New Orleans area.  
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{{Wikipedia|Jackson's Military Road}}  
  
 
=== Internet Sites  ===
 
=== Internet Sites  ===

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Jackson's Military Road was built during the War of 1812 to help General Andrew Jackson prepare against a British invasion. The road split off from the Natchez Trace at Tupelo, Mississippi and stretched south to Madisonville north of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Historical Background

During the War of 1812 General Andrew Jackson needed to be able to move his army quickly to defend New Orleans, Mobile, or Pensacola in case of a British attack. A network of roads was created linking these Gulf Coast ports to Nashville, Tennessee.

After the war in 1816, Congress appropriated funds to improve the road, build bridges, and named the route from Nashville to New Orleans in honor of General Jackson.

Route

North to south

  • Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
  • Columbia, Maury, Tennessee
  • Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi (near the Tombigbee River)
  • Noxubee swamp
  • Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi
  • Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi
  • Madisonville, St. Tammany, Louisiana
  • New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana

Settlers and Records

No known list of settlers who followed General Jackson's Military Road exists. See records of settlers in the Nashville, Tupelo, and New Orleans area.

Wikipedia
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Internet Sites

Sources