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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Forks of the Road
 
Forks of the Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
1. Forks of the Road Marker
 
Inscription. Site of the South's second largest slave market in the 19th century. Enslaved people were also once sold on city streets and at the landing at Natchez Under the Hill. Natchez slaves were freed in July, 1863, when Union troops occupied the city. The Forks of the Road market then became a refuge for hundreds of emancipated people.
 
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); Bud Scott (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); "The Natchez Burning" (approx. 1.2 miles away); William Johnson House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Natchez.
 
Forks of the Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
2. Forks of the Road Marker
Note the Forks of the Road Historical Site in background - in the park off Liberty St.
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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. Forks of the Road Society. Site authored by Ser Seshs Ab Heter-Clifford M. Boxley, historian and Natchez activist. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. Adams County Historic Markers. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. 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.) 

5. 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.) 
 
Additional keywords. United States Colored Troops; Cotton culture; Slavery; Forks of the Road Historical Site.
 
Forks of the Road Historical Site Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
3. Forks of the Road Historical Site
"National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom"
"Historic Natchez on the Mississippi"
 
 
<i>Natchez Trace's Forks-of-the-Road Hub Millenium Trail - 2000</i> Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
4. Natchez Trace's Forks-of-the-Road Hub Millenium Trail - 2000
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,726 times since then. Last updated on October 31, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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