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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Origin of the Natchez Trace

 
 
Origin of the Natchez Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Origin of the Natchez Trace Marker
Inscription. After the American Revolution, frontiersmen from the Ohio Valley carried their products down stream to Spanish controlled New Orleans and Natchez.

Returning home, boatmen followed a series of Indian trails from Natchez to Nashville—trails which evolved into the Natchez Trace.

After the United States acquired Natchez in 1798, the Government decided to clear a road between the newly-created Mississippi Territory and the State of Tennessee as an important communication link between the national capital and the Old Southwest.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 31° 32.865′ N, 91° 21.932′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Lissie Street mile north of Liberty Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the southern entrance to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DAR And The Natchez Trace (a few steps from this marker); Forks of the Road Historical Site (approx. 1.2 miles
Natchez in the 1790's, Fort Nashborough (Nashville) (restoration), and Flatboat of the Western Water image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Natchez in the 1790's, Fort Nashborough (Nashville) (restoration), and Flatboat of the Western Water
Close-up of drawings on marker
away); Forks of the Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jefferson Street Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Cokesbury Chapel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bud Scott (approx. 2.4 miles away); Temple B'Nai Israel (approx. 2.4 miles away); The First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Natchez.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2015.) 
 
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Origin of the Natchez Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Origin of the Natchez Trace Marker
Accompanying Interpretive Sign on<br>Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. Accompanying Interpretive Sign on
Natchez Trace Parkway
Origin of the Natchez Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
5. Origin of the Natchez Trace Marker
View to south across Natchez Trace Parkway
Marker at Entrance to Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
6. Marker at Entrance to Natchez Trace Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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