The Federal Road through the territory of the Creek people was a project that started in 1805 when the Creek 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 in Spanish West Florida.
- Southerland, Henry DeLeon Jr. and Brown, Jerry Elijah, "The Federal Road: Through Georgia, Creek Nation, and Alabama." The University of Alabama, 1989. ISBN 0-8173-0443-6
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