by Terry Thornton
The photo above is of an old roadway cut by the new four-laned Alternate 45 near the Clay-Monroe County line. This view is looking north --- but across the four-lane one can also see the old roadway with it canopy of trees running south towards West Point. (Click image for a larger view)
Does anyone know the name of this old road? Is it a portion of the Old Magnolia Highway parts of which are still in use further north in the county?
If you have information to share about the history of this old road in Monroe County I'd most appreciate hearing from you. Here is an additional view --- on the extreme left of the photo can be seen the modern four-lane Alt 45 running north.
Photographs by Terry Thornton, December 19, 2009
tags: roads, Magnolia Highway, Alternate Highway 45,