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Ridgeland in Madison 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. Two portions of a nearly 200 year old wilderness road, the Old Natchez Trace, are preserved here. Nearly 500 miles long, it grew from Indian trails to a national road and communications link between the Old Southwest and the United States to the northeast.
     A short 5-minute loop walk to your left lets you see both sections and lets you stroll down a deeply eroded, sunken part of the Old Natchez Trace.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 25.477′ N, 90° 5.345′ W. Marker is in Ridgeland, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 104.5), one mile east of Old Canton Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the end of the parkway turnoff access road for the Old Trace. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeland MS 39157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boyd Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); West Florida Boundary (approx. 3.4 miles away); Choctaw Agency (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fortenberry-Parkman Farm
Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Old Trace Marker
The loop trail to the Old Trace is to the left of the marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); Union Battery Position (approx. 8 miles away); MFWC Headquarters (approx. 8.4 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 8.8 miles away); Cassandra Wilson (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Remnant of the Old Trace on the Loop Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Remnant of the Old Trace on the Loop Trail
Two Segments of the Old Trace image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. Two Segments of the Old Trace
The segments are on both sides of the ridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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