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Near Hohenwald in Lewis County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail

 
 
The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail Marker
Inscription. The Natchez Trace, a very old trail, was traveled by many early Americans. Captain Meriwether Lewis, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory, died near this point in 1809 while traveling the Natchez Trace to Washington, DC with his expedition journals and accounts. In 1843 the State of Tennessee created Lewis County in his honor, and in 1848 erected a monument over his grave.

The Natchez Trace played an important role in its service to the American military. General Andrew Jackson’s troops traveled the Natchez Trace to engage the British during the War of 1812.

Marker placed by the Tennessee Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
November 10, 2006
 
Erected 2006 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. 35° 30.527′ N, 87° 27.601′ W. Marker is near Hohenwald, Tennessee, in Lewis County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 385.9), 0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located next
The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail Marker
Next to parking area for the Grinder House
to the parking area for the Grinder House at the Meriwether Lewis Site on the Natchez Trace. Marker is in this post office area: Hohenwald TN 38462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grinder House (within shouting distance of this marker); Natchez Trace (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meriwether Lewis: Life Compass (about 500 feet away); Meriwether Lewis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metal Ford (approx. 3.3 miles away); Steele's Iron Works (approx. 3.3 miles away); Phosphate Mine (approx. 4.5 miles away); Civil War in Lewis County (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hohenwald.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 23, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar of 1812
 
The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail Marker
Located southwest of the Grinder House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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