Near Mathiston in Choctaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
One mile east where the Natchez Trace crossed the creek, Nathaniel Folsom of New England and his Choctaw wife had a trading post before 1790. Their son, David, later operated it and accommodated travelers. When the Reverend Thomas Nixon stopped there in 1815, David’s wife “prepared suitable nourishment ... and would have no pay.”
David Folsom, strong supporter of Christianity and Indian education, was elected chief of the Northeast District of the Choctaw Nation in 1826.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 33° 31.899′ N, 89° 9.26′ W. Marker is near Mathiston, Mississippi, in Choctaw County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 203.5), 0.6 miles south of U.S. 82, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Natchez Trace Parkway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Natchez Trace at Mathiston (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Eupora (approx. 6.6 miles away); Line Creek (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Great Eastern Hardwood Forest (approx. 10.2 miles away); Jeff Busby Park (approx. 10.2 miles away); Shiloh Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mathiston.
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.)
2. Pigeon Roost, Mississippi - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.)
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