Road to Fort Rosalie
In the early 1700s, a road began here and connected the Grand Village with the French colonial settlement on the Mississippi River bluff near what is now downtown Natchez.
In 1723, French mapmaker Ignace Broutin produced a remarkably detailed map of the Natchez area. Broutin's map shows numerous trails, including the trail from the Grand Village to Fort Rosalie. Some of the present-day Natchez streets follow these ancient foot paths.
Archaeologists examine the buried remains of a Natchez Indian house discovered during a drainage pipe excavation in 1983. The house once stood in this vicinity, beside the road to Fort Rosalie.
Location. 31° 31.427′ N, 91° 22.798′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Jeff Davis Boulevard south of South Temple Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Jeff Davis Boulevard, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historical Archaeology - the Chief's House and Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Archaeological Excavations
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Grand Village of the Natchez site.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017.