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Cherokee in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Something to Chew on

Natchez Trace Parkway

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 18, 2017
1. Something to Chew on Marker
Inscription. Inns, or stands, provided occasional shelter for travelers along the Natchez Trace. These stands offered flood to eat and food for thought: local news, information, and ideas. The ever-changing mix of diverse populations—whites, American Indians, African Americans—interacted at stands on a regular basis.

Already a Chickasaw leader and successful businessman, Levi Colbert enhanced his influence with a stand that he owned and operated here at Buzzard Roost Spring. Trace travelers no doubt talked about Leviís stand. It was nicer than most, and offered respite from the miles of footsteps that defined a Trace journey.
 
Erected by Natchez Trace Parkway, 
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 34° 45.629′ N, 88° 1.373′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Access Road (at milepost 320.3), 0.4 miles north of Natchez Trace Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is located at Buzzard's Roost Spring Parking Loop. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee AL 35616, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as
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By Sandra Hughes, August 18, 2017
2. Something to Chew on Marker
the crow flies. Bridging Cultures (here, next to this marker); Levi Colbert Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Cherokee (approx. 2.9 miles away); Trace Travelers (approx. 6.6 miles away); Chickasaw Hospitality (approx. 6.8 miles away); A Chickasaw Planter (approx. 6.8 miles away); Colbert's Stand (approx. 6.9 miles away); George Colbert Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherokee.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. National Park Service (Submitted on August 21, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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