Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Natchez Trace
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Mississippi 1909.
This historic thoroughfare from Natchez to Nashville, Tenn. was used as a mail route in 1796.
Although it was a well known Indian trail in far earlier days.
Erected 1909 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 31° 33.741′ N, 91° 24.363′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on N. Broadway Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Bluff Park. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bluff Park and South Broadway Street (here, next to this marker); Ealey Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Colonial Natchez (within shouting distance of this marker); Bluff Park - Playground for the City (within shouting distance of this marker); Natchez (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard N. Wright Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana Connections (about 400 feet away); Commercial Bank Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Natchez.
Regarding The Natchez Trace. Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he mysteriously died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Native Americans, Kaintuck boatmen, post riders, government officials and soldiers all moved across this trail, creating a vital link between the Mississippi Territory and the fledgling United States. Pass through forests, cypress swamps and farmland to meander through the rock-studded hills of Tennessee, cotton fields in Alabama, and Mississippi's marshes. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Explore the Natchez Trace. Take an unforgettable road trip along this 444-mile National Scenic Byway and All-American Road that stretches from the Mississippi River in Natchez through the Shoals (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. National Park Service Website for the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail. The Old Natchez Trace was a 500-mile footpath that ran through Choctaw and Chickasaw lands connecting Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. You can experience portions of that journey the way earlier travelers did - on foot. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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