Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Live, Online Presentation on the Old Federal Road in Macon County

Live, Online Presentation on the Old Federal Road in Macon County

Raven M. Christopher, co-author of The Old Federal Road in Alabama: An Illustrated Guide, will deliver an online presentation on the Federal Road in Macon County on Tuesday, September 22 at 12 PM on the Facebook Page of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities. 

The historic Federal Road was developed by the United States federal government in the first decade of the 19th century as a communication artery through Creek Indian territory, linking the east coast of the country to Louisiana. Ms. Christopher will explain the historical significance of the road and recount several important events that occurred along the road in modern-day Macon County.  Although much of the Federal Road has disappeared, a portion remains for travelers to visit in the town of Shorter in southwest Macon County.  

Registration is not required to view the presentation, and participants should visit www.facebook.com/cmdcah at noon to watch the live presentation and ask questions. 

Raven Christopher is co-author with Gregory A. Waselkov of the Archaeological Survey of the Old Federal Road in Alabama, prepared for the Alabama Department of Transportation. For more information on the book and a digital guide to the road, visit https://www.oldfederalroad.info.

The free presentation is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Tuskegee History Center.  For more information, contact Mark Wilson at mwilson@auburn.edu or 334-844-6198.

Last Updated: September 15, 2020