Near Carthage in Leake County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Designation of the Robinson Road as the mail route in 1822 drew much of the traffic from the northern Mississippi section of the Natchez Trace which quickly lost importance. No longer was the Trace the only direct “road through the wilderness” from the East to the old Southwest.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 32° 42.678′ N, 89° 42.459′ W. Marker is near Carthage, Mississippi, in Leake County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 135.5), 0.1 miles north of Old Robinson Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage MS 39051, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Dog Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Southern Pines (approx. 7 miles away); Choctaw Boundary (approx. 7 miles away); Meet the Beaver (approx. 9.4 miles away); Pearl River (approx. 12.5 miles away); Tupelo–Baldcypress Swamp (approx. 13.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.)
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