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