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Near Mathiston in Choctaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pigeon Roost

 
 
Pigeon Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
1. Pigeon Roost Marker
Inscription. Pigeon Roost Creek, to your left, is a reminder of the millions of migrating passenger pigeons that once roosted in trees in this area. The species has been completely destroyed.
†††††One mile east where the Natchez Trace crossed the creek, Nathaniel Folsom of New England and his Choctaw wife had a trading post before 1790. Their son, David, later operated it and accommodated travelers. When the Reverend Thomas Nixon stopped there in 1815, Davidís wife “prepared suitable nourishment ... and would have no pay.”
†††††David Folsom, strong supporter of Christianity and Indian education, was elected chief of the Northeast District of the Choctaw Nation in 1826.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 33° 31.899′ N, 89° 9.26′ W. Marker is near Mathiston, Mississippi, in Choctaw County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 203.5), 0.6 miles south of U.S. 82, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mathiston MS 39752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Natchez Trace Parkway
Pigeon Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
2. Pigeon Roost Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Natchez Trace at Mathiston (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Eupora (approx. 6.6 miles away); Line Creek (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Great Eastern Hardwood Forest (approx. 10.2 miles away); Jeff Busby Park (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.) 

2. Pigeon Roost, Mississippi - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.)
 
Categories. AnimalsIndustry & CommerceNative Americans
 
Marker at Pullout on Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
3. Marker at Pullout on Natchez Trace Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 5 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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