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Saltillo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Trace

National Park Service

 

—Natchez Trace Parkway —

 
Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 11, 2010
1. Old Trace Marker
Inscription. Much of the Old Trace had been abandoned by the start of the civil war. However, the war did leave its mark on the Trace as it did upon the rest of the South, as soldiers marched, camped and fought along portions of this historic old road.

A 5 minute walk on the Old Trace here takes you to the gravesites of 13 unknown Confederate soldiers, a mute reminder of bygone days and of the great struggle out of which developed a stronger nation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 34° 21.899′ N, 88° 40.469′ W. Marker is in Saltillo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 269). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saltillo MS 38866, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thirteen Unknown Confederates (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Town Creek (approx. 5.1 miles away); Natchez Trace at Lee County (approx. 5.1 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Old Town Creek, July 15 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Harrisburg July 14
Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 11, 2010
2. Old Trace Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Pontotoc Road, July 13 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dogwood Valley (approx. 5.7 miles away); Carver School / Desegregation of Schools Across the South (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
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Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 11, 2010
3. Old Trace Marker
View to Northeast Along<br>the Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. View to Northeast Along
the Natchez Trace Parkway
Marker at turnout on left side of Parkway
The Old Trace next to the Gravesites of the<br>13 Unknown Confederate Soldiers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
5. The Old Trace next to the Gravesites of the
13 Unknown Confederate Soldiers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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