Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Forks of the Road
Erected 1998 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 31° 33.363′ N, 91° 23.089′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Road and St Catherine Street and Devereaux Drive (Business U.S. 61), on the left when traveling north on Liberty Road. Click for map. A mile east of downtown Natchez, this is the ancient, three road intersection known as the "Forks of the Road.". Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forks of the Road Historical Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson Street Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Cokesbury Chapel (approx. one mile away); Bud Scott (approx. Temple B'Nai Israel (approx. 1.1 miles away); The First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Bank of Mississippi (approx. 1.1 miles away); Andrew Marschalk (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Natchez.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Natchez National Historical Park "The Barber of Natchez". The life of William Johnson, the free mulatto diarist whose antebellum Natchez home is preserved by the National Park Service. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Natchez National Cemetery. Interment site for hundreds of Afro-American Civil War veterans (USCTs and sailors) including Medal of Honor recipient and Natchez native, Landsman Wilson H. Brown, U.S. Navy. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. New Signpost at Slavery's Crossroads. New York Times article from December 16, 2004. A fresh look at the history of slavery now occupies a site in Natchez, Miss., where slavery once flourished. (Submitted on December 24, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Smithsonian Magazine Retracing Slavery's Trail of Tears. Includes a photo of this marker. (Submitted on November 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Additional keywords. United States Colored Troops; Cotton culture; Slavery; Forks of the Road Historical Site.
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • Landmarks • War, US Civil •
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