Near Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Natchez Trace served as an important route to move troops for the defense of the Gulf Coast Region. Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry under leadership of Andrew Jackson marched down the Natchez Trace to Natchez in January 1813. Gen. Jackson marched with his soldiers on their return April 1813. Soldier detachments under Jackson's command again marched on the Natchez Trace in 1814, and following the victory at the Battle of New Orleans, most of the Americans who fought the battle returned on the Trace. Volunteers marched hundreds of miles often in severe weather with little food and inadequate equipment. Natchez Trace inns served as hospitals. Soldiers who did not survive the marches are buried in unmarked graves along the Trace. On Gen. Jackson's return near this point, he proclaimed his view of the significance of the victory earned by the soldiers' sacrifices, "Our rights will henceforth be respected."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace, and the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1813.
Location. 35° 51.639′ N, 87° 2.86′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 426.3), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, 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. Garrison (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boston (approx. 1½ miles away); Richard "Dick" Poyner (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tennessee Valley Divide (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bending Chestnut (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dr. George B. Hunter Farm / Along Leiper's Fork (approx. 2.3 miles away); Benton's Well and Slave Cabin (approx. 2.9 miles away); Thomas Hart Benton (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . . Natchez Trace Parkway. National Park Service (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 3. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.