Near Hohenwald in Lewis County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Designed to meet early necessities of trade between Nashville and the Country of the Lower Mississippi: It is an abiding footprint of the bold, crude commerce of the pioneers: Yet it is not without military significance in the history of our country. Over it passed a part of Andrew Jackson's army in his campaign against the Creek Indians in 1813, and again on his return from the Battle Field of New Orleans in 1815.
But, before Talledega and New Orleans- Before the soldiers of Jackson had given renown to the Natchez Trace, it received its immortal touch of melancholy fame when Meriwether Lewis, journeying over it on his way to Philadelphia, to edit the story of his Great Expedition, here met his untimely death on the night of Oct. 11, 1809.
Marker series. This marker Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 35° 30.608′ N, 87° 27.602′ W. Marker is near Hohenwald, Tennessee, in Lewis County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 385.9), 0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20). Marker is located between the Meriwether Lewis Memorial and the Grinder House at the Meriwether Lewis Site on the Natchez Trace. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hohenwald TN 38462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grinder House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meriwether Lewis (about 500 feet away); The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail (about 500 feet away); Meriwether Lewis: Life Compass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metal Ford (approx. 3.4 miles away); Steele's Iron Works (approx. 3.4 miles away); Phosphate Mine (approx. 4.4 miles away); Civil War in Lewis County (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hohenwald.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Meriwether Lewis. (Submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Natchez Trace - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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