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

Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream

 
 
Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream Marker
Inscription. This trail descends to Jackson Falls, a beautifully sculptured cascade that seems ageless. But it isnít. For thousands of years before the falls existed, Jackson Branch flowed into this high valley, isolated from the Duck River below.

Then, in a classic case of “stream piracy,” Duck River captured the Jackson Branch. The flooding river and other erosional agents wore away at the bluffs, cutting a new channel through faults in the rock. At the site of Jackson Falls, the diverted stream slipped down into Duck River valley, abandoning its former course.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 35° 41.786′ N, 87° 17.66′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 404.7), 3.1 miles south of Williamsport Pike (Tennessee Route 50), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Jackson Falls turnout along the trail from the parking lot to Jackson Falls. Marker is in this post office area: Duck River TN 38454, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Jackson Branch image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Jackson Branch
Close-up of diagram on marker
flies. Natchez Trace Parkway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Highland Rim Section (about 300 feet away); Welcome! (about 300 feet away); The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Well Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Tobacco Barn (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 21, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Points of Interest Sign at Trail Head image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Points of Interest Sign at Trail Head
Marker Along Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. Marker Along Trail
Trail near Jackson Falls image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
5. Trail near Jackson Falls
Jackson Falls image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
6. Jackson Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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