Jackson Highway

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The Jackson Highway was an auto trail in the United States connecting Chicago and New Orleans via Nashville. It was named after General and U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

The original concepts for the route and its name are credited to Miss Alma Rittenberry of Birmingham, Alabama, member of the Birmingham Equal Suffrage Association, the Poetry Society of Alabama, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She conceived of the route in 1911.[1]

U.S. Highway 31E in Kentucky approximately traces the Jackson Highway's historic route between Louisville and Nashville.[2]

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  • "Jackson Highway". Archived from the original on 2006-01-10. Retrieved 2006-04-03.
  1. ^ United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. 231--Indiana to Florida: How a Highway Grew
  2. ^ Trails-R-Us, Historic 31