Photo Left:  Jackson Military Road cut exiting Washington, Arkansas, to the North East (2005)

This web site is intended to provide information for students and classrooms that have

interest in the route and history of the Old Southwest Trail in Arkansas.

 

 

 

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Please see the Southwest Trail Research Guide for sources where you can do further research.

 

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Jackson Military Road in Arkansas, 1831,
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Old Southwest Trail , 
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the National Road,
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U.S. Road,
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Arkansas Road,
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Red River Road,
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Chihuahua Road,
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Natchitoches Trail or Trace,
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and others.

 

 

 

Why the Military Road of 1831?

Evidence suggests that prior to an official survey and development of this road in 1831, the route, usually referred to as the Southwest Trail, was a matrix of roads and  cut-offs, along with winter and summer detours.  The Military Road of 1831, however, puts a "line in the dirt".  Go here for a further discussion.

 

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