Near Utica in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Lower Choctaw Boundary
Lower Choctaw Boundary
The line of trees to your left has been a boundary for 200 years. It was established in 1765 and marked the eastern limits of the Old Natchez District. This boundary ran from a point 12 miles east of Vicksburg southward to the 31st parallel.
First surveyed in 1778, it was reaffirmed by Spain in 1793, and by the United States in 1801.
Since 1820, it has served as the boundary between Hinds and Claiborne Counties, Mississippi.
Red Bluff Stand
“John Gregg at the lower Choctaw Line respectfully informs the public, and travellers particularly, that he keeps constantly on hand a large and general supply of GROCERIES, ground Coffee ready to put up, Sugar, Biscuit, Cheese, Dried Beef, or Bacon, and every other article necessary for the accommodation of travellers going through the nation, on very reasonable terms. He is also, prepared to shoe horses on the shortest notice.”
Established in 1802, this hostelry on the Indian boundary was for several years the last place a northbound traveler could get provisions.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 32° 8.874′ N, 90° 43.496′ W. Marker is near Utica, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 61), 1.7 miles north of Fisher Ferry Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utica MS 39175, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Crossroads (approx. 1.4 miles away); Final Plans at Cayuga (approx. 2 miles away); Concentration of Troops (approx. 3.7 miles away); To The Railroad (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Auburn (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rocky Springs (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Town of Rocky Springs (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
More about this marker. The marker consists of three panels. The left panel is titled "Lower Choctaw Boundary"; the center panel is a map of Mississippi showing the locations of the Natchez Trace, the Lower Choctaw Boundary, and the 31st Parallel; and the right panel is titled "Red Bluff Stand".
Also see . . . Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 17, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.