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

Robinson Road

 
 
Robinson Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
1. Robinson Road Marker
Inscription. The road crossing the Parkway follows the Robinson Road which was built in 1821; nearly all of it passing through the country of the Choctaw Indians. It joined Jackson, Mississippi, and Columbus, center of the “settlements on the Tombecbee.” There, it connected with Andrew Jackson’s Military Road through Florence, Alabama, to Nashville.
     Designation of the Robinson Road as the mail route in 1822 drew much of the traffic from the northern Mississippi section of the Natchez Trace which quickly lost importance. No longer was the Trace the only direct “road through the wilderness” from the East to the old Southwest.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.678′ N, 89° 42.459′ W. Marker is near Carthage, Mississippi, in Leake County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 135.5), 0.1 miles north of Old Robinson Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage MS 39051, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Dog Road (approx. 4.3 miles away);
Robinson Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
2. Robinson Road Marker
Southern Pines (approx. 7 miles away); Choctaw Boundary (approx. 7 miles away); Meet the Beaver (approx. 9.4 miles away); Pearl River (approx. 12˝ miles away); Tupelo–Baldcypress Swamp (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Robinson Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
3. Robinson Road Marker
View to Southwest from Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
4. View to Southwest from Natchez Trace Parkway
Marker is in center background
Robinson Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
5. Robinson Road
View to northwest; Robinson Road is 400 feet south of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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