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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Conflict with the French (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ceremonial Center (about 300 feet away); St. Catherine Creek
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 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017.