Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Forks of the Road
Erected 1998 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 31° 33.363′ N, 91° 23.089′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Road and St Catherine Street and Devereaux Drive (Business U.S. 61), on the left when traveling north on Liberty Road. Touch for map. A mile east of downtown Natchez, this is the ancient, three road intersection known as the "Forks of the Road.". Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of St. Catherine Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Forks of the Road Historical Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Music on St. Catherine Street Papa Lightfoot & The Natchez Blues (approx. ¼ mile away); Wharlest Jackson, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Voss Family and A-B Motor Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holy Family Church and School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holy Family Catholic Church (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Natchez National Historical Park "The Barber of Natchez". The life of William Johnson, the free mulatto diarist whose antebellum Natchez home is preserved by the National Park Service. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Natchez National Cemetery. Interment site for hundreds of Afro-American Civil War veterans (USCTs and sailors) including Medal of Honor recipient and Natchez native, Landsman Wilson H. Brown, U.S. Navy. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. New Signpost at Slavery's Crossroads. New York Times article from December 16, (Submitted on December 24, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Smithsonian Magazine Retracing Slavery's Trail of Tears. Includes a photo of this marker. (Submitted on November 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Additional keywords. United States Colored Troops; Cotton culture; Slavery; Forks of the Road Historical Site.
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • Landmarks • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,200 times since then. Last updated on October 31, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.