It was located near north of Mobile at Mount Vernon Landing on the Mobile River, close to the confluence of the Tombigbee and Alabama Rivers. It served as the western terminus of the Federal Road which ran through Creek lands to Fort Wilkinson, Georgia.
A Missed Shot at Treason: Aaron Burr Is Known for Killing Alexander Hamilton during Their Infamous Duel, but It Is Not So Well Known That Burr Also Aimed to Foment a Revolution against the United States
Apr 30, 2007; It was a cold February night in 1807, in the village of Wakefield, Alabama. Two young men--Nicholas Perkins, a lawyer, and Thomas...