Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Origin of the Natchez Trace
Returning home, boatmen followed a series of Indian trails from Natchez to Nashville—trails which evolved into the Natchez Trace.
After the United States acquired Natchez in 1798, the Government decided to clear a road between the newly-created Mississippi Territory and the State of Tennessee as an important communication link between the national capital and the Old Southwest.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 31° 32.865′ N, 91° 21.932′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Lissie Street ¼ mile north of Liberty Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the southern entrance to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DAR And The Natchez Trace (a few steps from this marker); Forks of the Road Historical Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Forks of the Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); History of St. Catherine Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); America's Domestic "Slave" Trading Routes To The Deep South (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Catherine Creek Italian Colony (approx. 1.3 miles away); Music on St. Catherine Street (approx. 1½ miles away); Smart-Griffin-Angelety House - 180 St. Catherine Street (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
Also see . . . Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.