Friday, June 6, 2014

Pope's Tavern

"In the early 19th century, taverns were the center of community life and served as meeting places for business, entertainment, and political activities.  Pope's Tavern's convenient location [Florence, Alabama] on the vital Military Road (Hermitage Drive), the most direct route from Nashville to New Orleans, made it an ideal center of commerce."

"Local legend recounts that General Andrew Jackson stopped here on his way to battle the British at New Orleans in 1814."

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