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Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Natchez Trace at Lee County

 
 
D.A.R. Monument of Natchez Trace Through Mississippi image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. D.A.R. Monument of Natchez Trace Through Mississippi
Inscription. This monument marks a stage in the course of the Natchez Trace through Mississippi. Over this first high-road came a tide of the best population of the older Southern states seeking homes in the Southwest. After the Treaty of Pontotoc, Oct. 20, 1832, between the American government and the Chickasaw Indians, came the settlers of the fair Chickasaw lands. Bienville fought the Battle of Ackia with the Chickasaw Indians near this spot May 26, 1736. Of the rage that repulsed him let it be recorded here. They die well who die for faith and home and native land.
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Presented to the City of Tupelo and the County of Lee by the Mississippi Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Nov. 19, 1914.
 
Erected 1914 by Mississippi Society of the 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. 34° 18.247′ N, 88° 43.462′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 263.9) north of U.S. 78. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Old Town Overlook turnoff from the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
D.A.R. Monument of Natchez Trace Through Mississippi image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. D.A.R. Monument of Natchez Trace Through Mississippi
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Town Creek (a few steps from this marker); Tupelo Campaign: Pontotoc Road, July 13 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Harrisburg July 14 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Old Town Creek, July 15 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chickasaw Village Site (approx. 2 miles away); Carver School / Desegregation of Schools Across the South (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Green Street Business District / Social Hub (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mayhorn Grocery (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 28, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Old Town Creek Marker and D.A.R. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Old Town Creek Marker and D.A.R. Monument
Located at the Old Town Overlook turnoff
from the Natchez Trace Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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