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Near Waynesboro in Wayne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sweetwater Branch

 
 
Sweetwater Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Sweetwater Branch Marker
Inscription. This small branch receives its name from the clean and fresh, or “sweet”, flavor of its water. Thousands of years of erosion and flooding have gradually built up the fertile bottom lands that you see under cultivation near here.
     The branch is still carving and shaping the valley, you may follow the struggle of trees and other vegetation to gain a hold in the shallow rocky soil in the bottom in a 15-minute stroll along this nature trail.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 35° 15.03′ N, 87° 39.147′ W. Marker is near Waynesboro, Tennessee, in Wayne County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 363), 7 miles south of Waynesboro Highway (U.S. 64), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro TN 38485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dogwood Mudhole (approx. 3.8 miles away); Natchez Trace (approx. 6.4 miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 6.5 miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx.
Sweetwater Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Sweetwater Branch Marker
7.1 miles away); Sons of Confederate Veterans (approx. 7.8 miles away); Incident at Waynesboro (approx. 7.8 miles away); Waynesboro Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. 7.9 miles away); Wayne County World War II Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 24, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Sweetwater Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Sweetwater Branch Marker
View to the west
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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