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Clinton in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Natchez Trace Crossing

 
 
Natchez Trace Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. Natchez Trace Crossing Marker
Inscription.  This stone marks the crossing of the Natchez Trace, pioneer highway of Mississippi Territory, blazed through the forest during the administration of Gov. W.C.C. Clairborne.
Over it marched the Tennessee troops to join Andrew Jackson in 1812.
This spot is a part of the campus of Mississippi College established in 1826.
 
Erected 1926 by the Mississippi D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Natchez Trace series lists.
 
Location. 32° 20.223′ N, 90° 19.703′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on East College Street east of McLemore Drive, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of Mississippi College. The college campus is private property. Do not trespass. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East College Street, Clinton MS 39056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Natchez Trace Crossing Marker near Alumni Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. Natchez Trace Crossing Marker near Alumni Hall.
The lower plate reads:
Restored and rededicated
1976

Mississippi DAR
Mrs. Max L. Pharr, Regent
markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Clinton Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi College (about 600 feet away); Benjamin Whitfield (about 700 feet away); “Love is Immortal” (about 700 feet away); Clinton (about 700 feet away); Tanglewood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillman College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Walter Hillman (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Natchez Trace. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
William Charles Cole Claiborne (One-time Governor of the Mississippi Territory) image. Click for full size.
Public Domain (PD-US)
3. William Charles Cole Claiborne (One-time Governor of the Mississippi Territory)
View of monument looking east on East College Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
4. View of monument looking east on East College Street.
 
 
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 125 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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