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

French Camp

 
 
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
1. French Camp Marker
Inscription. Louis Leflore first traded with the Choctaw Indians at a bluff now part of Jackson Mississippi. About 1812 he established his stand 900 feet to the northeast on the Natchez Trace.
     Because of the storekeepers nationality, the area was often called French Camp, a name retained by the present village.
     Leflore married a Choctaw woman. Their famous son, who changed his name to Greenwood Leflore became a Choctaw chief and a Mississippi State Senator. For him are named the city of Greenwood a county of Leflore.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 33° 17.48′ N, 89° 24.228′ W. Marker is near French Camp, Mississippi, in Choctaw County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 180.7), 0.1 miles south of Mississippi Highway 413, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: French Camp MS 39745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natchez Trace at French Camp (a few steps from this marker); Col. James Drane (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel Mission
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
2. French Camp Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Cole Creek (approx. 4.9 miles away); Coleman's Mill (approx. 10.2 miles away); Jeff Busby Park (approx. 11.8 miles away); The Great Eastern Hardwood Forest (approx. 11.8 miles away); Kilmichael: B.B. King's Roots (approx. 14.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in French Camp.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.) 
 
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French Camp Marker and D.A.R. Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
3. French Camp Marker and D.A.R. Memorial
View to northeast from Natchez Trace Parkway
View to South from Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
4. View to South from Natchez Trace Parkway
Marker is on left (east) side of parkway
View to North from Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
5. View to North from Natchez Trace Parkway
Marker is on right (east) side of parkway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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