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Near Williamsport in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Natchez Trace

 
 
Old Natchez Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
1. Old Natchez Trace Marker
The brass inscription plate of the marker is missing. If you have a picture of the missing marker, please add it to this page using the Add Photo link above.
Inscription. The 500 mile long Natchez Trace of the early 1800's, then known as the Natchez Road, connected Nashville on the Cumberland River with Natchez on the Mississippi River. This historic wilderness road crossed the Duck River 1/4 mile south of here. John Gordon, an Indian scout and fighter with General Andrew Jackson, established a ferry and trading post here in 1802.

Erected May 27, 1991
By the Hickman County and Duck River Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
 
Erected 1991 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 43.213′ N, 87° 15.672′ W. Marker was near Williamsport, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker could be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 407.7) south of Williamsport Pike (Tennessee Highway 50), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Williamsport TN 38487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Gordon House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Gordon House
Old Natchez Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Old Natchez Trace Marker
Brass inscription plate of marker is missing
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome! (approx. 2.4 miles away); Highland Rim Section (approx. 2.4 miles away); Natchez Trace Parkway (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 2 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Gordon House: A Home on the Natchez Trace. A brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on June 10, 2015.) 

2. Natchez Trace - National Park Service Website. (Submitted on June 10, 2015.)
 
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Old Natchez Trace and The Gordon House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Old Natchez Trace and The Gordon House Markers
Gordon House in background
The Gordon House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. The Gordon House
As viewed from the marker location
The Gordon House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
5. The Gordon House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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