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

Old Trace

 
 
Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Old Trace Marker
Inscription. Across the Parkway behind you is a portion of the Old Natchez Trace - - a wilderness road that originated from a series of trails used by the southeastern Indian tribes. The Natchez Trace was politically, economically, socially, and militarily important for the United States in its early developement. Among those that traveled this road were American Indians, traders, soldiers, “Kaintucks”, postriders, settlers, slaves, circuit-riding preachers, outlaws, and adventurers. The Old Natchez Trace serves as a reminder of those who contributed to events that shaped the broad patterns of our common history.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 31° 36.904′ N, 91° 15.415′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 8.7), half a mile north of U.S. 61, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A National Road (a few steps from this marker); Emerald Mound (approx. 1.5 miles away);
Old Trace Marker (on left) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Old Trace Marker (on left)
a different marker also named Emerald Mound (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Emerald Mound (approx. 1.5 miles away); Elizabeth Female Academy (approx. 3.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Loess Bluff (approx. 3.5 miles away); Site of Elizabeth Female College (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Elizabeth Female Academy (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stanton.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 16, 2015.) 
 
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View to Northeast Along Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. View to Northeast Along Natchez Trace Parkway
Old Trace marker at turnout on right (east) side
Remnant of the Old Trace in Early Spring image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 22, 2010
4. Remnant of the Old Trace in Early Spring
Across the parkway from the Old Trace marker
Remnant of the Old Trace image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
5. Remnant of the Old Trace
Across the parkway from the Old Trace marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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