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Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Twentymile Bottom

 
 
Twentymile Bottom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Twentymile Bottom Marker
Inscription. Twentymile Bottom, now cultivated, was typical of the many low areas along streams through which the Natchez Trace passed.
     In 1812 Reverend John Johnson stopped at Old Factors Stand, near this bottom, and wrote this account of bottomland travel:
     “I have this day swam my horse 5 times, bridged one creek, forded several others, besides the swamp we had to wade through. At night we had a shower of rain – took up my usual lodging on the ground in company with several Indians”.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 34° 25.816′ N, 88° 32.979′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 278.4), 2.4 miles east of Friendship Road (County Road 1303), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the Twenty-Mile Overlook turnoff from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dogwood Valley (approx. 3.1 miles away); Donivan Slough (approx.
Twentymile Bottom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Twentymile Bottom Marker
At southeast end of parking lot for Twenty-Mile Overlook
4.7 miles away); Pharr Mounds (approx. 7.9 miles away); Interpretive Sites (approx. 8 miles away); Thirteen Unknown Confederates (approx. 8.4 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 8.4 miles away); First Shots of the Battle of Brice's Crossroads (approx. 10.3 miles away); Advance Forces of General Forrest (approx. 10.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 27, 2015.) 
 
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Twentymile Bottom image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Twentymile Bottom
As viewed from marker location
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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