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

Old Trace Walk

 
 
Old Trace Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Old Trace Walk Marker
Inscription. Preserved here is a 2,000-foot long section of the original Old Natchez Trace which follows a ridge 300 feet above the Duck River.

A 10-15 minute stroll will take you to the end of the trail and back and provide a change of pace from driving.

As you walk the Old Trace imagine the ordeal of early 1800's travelers who had to make 20 to 30 miles a day on foot or horseback.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 35° 41.667′ N, 87° 18.619′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 403.7), 4.1 miles south of Williamsport Pike (Tennessee Route 50), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Old Trace Walk turnout. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Well Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 0.9 miles away); Natchez Trace Parkway (approx. 0.9 miles away); Highland Rim Section
Old Trace Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Old Trace Walk Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome! (approx. one mile away); The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Tobacco Barn (approx. 1.8 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. Roads & Vehicles
 
View to Southwest Along Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. View to Southwest Along Natchez Trace Parkway
Marker at Sidewalk Leading to Old Trace image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. Marker at Sidewalk Leading to Old Trace
Preserved Section of Old Trace near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
5. Preserved Section of Old Trace near Marker
Preserved Section of Old Trace near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
6. Preserved Section of Old Trace near Marker
 
 
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 217 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on June 21, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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