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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

image from Bronze Map: ' The Federal Road Opens Alabama to Pioneers'

 

44. The Federal Road Opens Alabama to Pioneers
Russell County

 

Many early settlers entered Alabama on the Old Federal Road. Begun in 1811 and expanded over the course of the next few decades, the road crossed the Chattahoochee River from Georgia into Russell County, proceeded west to near Montgomery, and turned southwest, linking Fort Stoddert, on the Mobile River, with Milledgeville, Georgia.