Near Collinwood in Wayne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
When the trail became so water logged that wagons could not be pulled through, travelers cut new paths through the nearby woods.
Here you see three cuts made to avoid mud into which oxcarts and wagons sank, making progress slow, dangerous, or even impossible.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 35° 7.179′ N, 87° 45.864′ W. Marker is near Collinwood, Tennessee, in Wayne County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 350.5), 0.2 miles south of Tennessee Route 13, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cypress Inn TN 38452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McGlamery's Stand (approx. 2.1 miles away); McGlamery Stand Divided Loyalties (approx. 4.1 miles away); State Line (approx. 8½ miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 8.9 miles away); Sweetwater Branch (approx. 11 miles away); Incident at Waynesboro (approx. 13.8 miles away); Wayne County World War II Memorial (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collinwood.
Also see . . . Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 24, 2015.)
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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 297 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.