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Near Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee Valley Divide

 
 
Tennessee Valley Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
1. Tennessee Valley Divide Marker
Inscription. The high ground you are on is part of a long ridge that divides central Tennessee. Streams south of the divide flow to the Duck and Tennessee Rivers, while streams to the north empty into the Cumberland River.

Travelers in the early days of the Natchez Trace were more conscious of the divide. Moving on foot or on horseback, they noticed changes in elevation and stream direction. Going north toward Nashville, the Tennessee Valley Divide marked the edge of the frontier — the end of Chickasaw Indian Country.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 35° 50.051′ N, 87° 4.093′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 423.9), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.D. 1812 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Burwood (approx. 5 miles away); Bank of Leiper's Fork / Hillsboro Methodist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Thompson's Station (approx. 9.2 miles
Tennessee Valley Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 8, 2012
2. Tennessee Valley Divide Marker
away); Thompson's Station Train Depot (approx. 9.2 miles away); Rippavilla Plantation (approx. 9.5 miles away); Battle of Thompson’s Station (approx. 9.5 miles away); Schofield's Retreat (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. National Park Service (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Tennessee Valley Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Tennessee Valley Divide Marker
High Ground / Ridge near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. High Ground / Ridge near Marker
View to north from marker location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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