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Williamsport in Hickman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Natchez Trace Parkway

Things to see from milepost 325 to 444

Natchez Trace Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
1. Natchez Trace Parkway Marker
The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. Also designated as a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, the Parkway encourages travelers to experience historic and scenic landscapes at a leisurely pace.

There is plenty to see on the Natchez Trace. This map covers miles 325 to 444; there are still 324 more miles to the south to explore. To get to your site, note the milepost number on your map (in pink), then follow the milepost on the east side of the Parkway.

The Double Arch Bridge over Birdsong Hollow and TN-96 is an award-winning design. Take the TN-96 exit to see it from below. Milepost 438.0

The Gordon House, built in 1818, is one of two remaining buildings from the historic boatmen era (1780-1820) on the Parkway. Milepost 407.7

Jackson Falls showcases the beauty of Tennessee. Stop here for a picnic and take a 15 minute walk down a steep, paved path to the falls. Milepost 404.7

The Meriwether Lewis site honors the leader of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery expedition, who died here in 1809. Milepost 385.9.

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Spring attracts hundreds of hummingbirds each fall, and features a wide range of plants and wildlife all year. Milepost 330.2

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Photo NPS/Marc Muench
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 35° 41.826′ N, 87° 17.628′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker is on Jackson Falls Trail. Marker can be seen at Milepost 407 at the Gardon House Stop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duck River TN 38454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Highland Rim Section (here, next to this marker); Welcome! (a few steps from this marker); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Natchez Trace Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
2. Natchez Trace Parkway Marker
Old Well Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Tobacco Barn (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on September 11, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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