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

West Florida Boundary

 
 
West Florida Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. West Florida Boundary Marker
Inscription. At the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, Great Britain gained control of the territory between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River except for the New Orleans area. The northern boundary of West Florida was first established at 31° north latitude.
     It was soon determined that settlement was too restricted. In 1764 Great Britain moved the boundary north to 32° 28" into the lands of the Choctaws and Creeks.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.962′ N, 90° 3.472′ W. Marker is near Madison, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 107.9), 4.4 miles north of Old Canton Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison MS 39110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boyd Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 3.4 miles away); Choctaw Agency (approx. 6.1 miles away); Natchez Trace at Madisonville (approx.
West Florida Boundary Marker (Left Panel) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. West Florida Boundary Marker (Left Panel)
6.3 miles away); Club Desire (approx. 9.5 miles away); Madison County Courthouse (approx. 10.3 miles away); Hickory Street (approx. 10.3 miles away); Fortenberry-Parkman Farm (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
West Florida Boundary Marker (Right Panel) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. West Florida Boundary Marker (Right Panel)
View to Southwest<br>Towards Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. View to Southwest
Towards Natchez Trace Parkway
West Florida Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
5. West Florida Boundary Marker
View to Northeast<br>Along the Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
6. View to Northeast
Along the Natchez Trace Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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