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Ridgeland in Madison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Agency Road

 
 
Old Agency Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. Old Agency Road Marker
This is a duplicate of a marker on the west end of Old Agency Road
Inscription.  Named for the Choctaw Indian Agency once located in this area, Old Agency Road is a portion of the original road system that formed the old Natchez Trace. Its sunken roadbed and high earthen banks are evocative of the narrow road that linked Natchez to Nashville during the early days of our nation. Once traveled by many early Americans, including such notables as Andrew Jackson, Old Agency Road is listed as a Mississippi Landmark and in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2008 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program, and the Natchez Trace series lists.
 
Location. 32° 25.882′ N, 90° 8.991′ W. Marker is in Ridgeland, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker is on Old Agency Road west of Highland Colony Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Located
Looking west on Old Agency Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. Looking west on Old Agency Road.
near the entrance to the St Andrews Episcopal School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland MS 39157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Choctaw Agency (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridgeland (approx. one mile away); Tougaloo College (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Old Agency Road (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bombings in Jewish Community (approx. 4.3 miles away); Boyd Site (approx. 5 miles away); G.I. Subdivision (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgeland.
 
View from marker east towards Highland Colony Parkway and downtown Ridgeland. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
3. View from marker east towards Highland Colony Parkway and downtown Ridgeland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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