Federal Road (Creek lands)

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The Federal Road through the territory of the Creek people was a project that started in 1805 when the Creek Indians gave permission for the development of a "horse path" through their nation for more efficient mail delivery between Washington City (modern day Washington, D.C.) and New Orleans, Louisiana. This section started at Fort Wilkinson near Milledgeville, Georgia and ended at Fort Stoddert near Mobile, Alabama. By the time of the War of 1812, the Federal Road began in Augusta, Georgia, ran through Fort Hawkins (in Macon, Georgia), on to Fort Mitchell, Alabama (near modern Phenix City, Alabama), and finally terminated at Pensacola, Florida.

The Federal Road covered the first days of mail delivery, the widening of itself into a war road during 1811, and the use of the road during the Creek Indian War of 1812 and the part that played in the removal of Creek Indians to the West.

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