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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ancient Trails

 
 
Ancient Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 18, 2020
1. Ancient Trails Marker
Inscription.  Three principal Indian and pioneer trails cut across Rutherford County connecting the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast substantially following animal trails to salt and water. Great South Trail continued to Alabama and Mississippi; Black Fox Trail ran east to the Hiwassee River; and Cisca and St. Augustine main trail and Nickajack branch passed near this marker and ran southeast through Augusta, Georgia.

National Society Daughters of the American
Colonists. Project of the 2000-3 administration
Mary Ann C. Hepler, National President
Regina East, Tennessee State Regent

 
Erected by National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
 
Location. 35° 50.303′ N, 86° 23.225′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford
Ancient Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 18, 2020
2. Ancient Trails Marker
County. Marker can be reached from Southeast Broad Street (U.S. 41/70S) just south of Ash Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in a picnic area behind Discovery Center at Murfree Spring. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 SE Broad Street, Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bradley Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Oaklands (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holloway High School (about 700 feet away); Mary Ellen Vaughn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Bradley Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); State Capitol (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid Casualties (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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