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Near Woodland in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Trace

 
 
Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Old Trace Marker
Inscription. Preserved here is a portion of a nearly 200-year old road – the Old Natchez Trace. Maintaining this 500-mile long wilderness road in the early 1800's was a difficult if not hopeless task.
     As you look down the sunken trench note the large trees growing on the edge of the 10-foot wide strip we clear today. These trees are mute testimony to the endless struggle between man to alter and change, and nature to reclaim, restore, and heal.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.481′ N, 89° 1.252′ W. Marker is near Woodland, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 221.4), 1.9 miles north of Mississippi Highway 46, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodland MS 39776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Line Creek (approx. 7.8 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 9.7 miles away); Chickasaw County CSA Monument (approx. 9.7 miles away); Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County
Old Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Old Trace Marker
Stairway to preserved section of Old Trace is next to marker
(approx. 9.7 miles away); Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away); Pinson Square (approx. 9.7 miles away); Houston (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bynum Mounds (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 30, 2015.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentRoads & Vehicles
 
Old Trace Turnoff on Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Old Trace Turnoff on Natchez Trace Parkway
View to south
Old Trace Turnoff on Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. Old Trace Turnoff on Natchez Trace Parkway
View to west from Parkway
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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