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By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
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Tennessee (Lewis County), Gordonsburg — Lands of the Chickasaw
Near Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 397.4), 6 miles north of Columbia Highway (U.S. 412), on the right when traveling north.
Before 1805 the Chickasaw Indians owned all the land in this vicinity. Only the Natchez Trace – part of which remains here – had made inroads into tribal territory. When the Indians ceded land to the United States in the early . . . — Map (db m84626) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Gordonsburg — Phosphate Mine
On Natchez Trace Parkway 0.6 miles south of Columbia Highway (U.S. 412).
From here north for approximately 40 miles the parkway passes through or near a geologic region of limestone rich in phosphate deposits. Abandoned mine shafts in limestone ledges on both sides of the parkway in this immediate area are silent . . . — Map (db m84647) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Civil War in Lewis CountyForagers and Guerrillas
On North Park Street.
During the war, many Lewis Country men enlisted in Confederate regiments, including the 3rd, 24th, and 48th Tennessee Infantry and the 9th, 10th, and 19th Tennessee Cavalry. Almost all of the young men marched away to war, leaving the elderly, . . . — Map (db m82216) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Grinder House
Near Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 385.9), 0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20), on the left when traveling north.
Site and ruins of the Grinder House, in which Meriwether Lewis met his death on the night of Oct. 11, 1809. — Map (db m84634) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Lewis County War Memorial
On North Park Street (Tennessee Route 48) at West Linden Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Park Street.
"Dedicated to the honor and glory of those of Lewis County who served their country during the Mexican War, the War Between the States, Spanish-American War, World I and II and the Korean Conflict," and the Vietnam Era." — Map (db m53547) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Lewis County/Perry County
On Stanley Hinson Road (County Route 1790) 1.5 miles west of Linden Highway (U.S. 412), on the left when traveling west.
Lewis County Established 1843; named in honor of Meriwether Lewis Captain in the Army of the United States and one time secretary to President Jefferson. Later, co-commander of the Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest. . . . — Map (db m63130) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Meriwether Lewis1774-1809
On Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 385.9), 0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20).
Beneath this monument erected under Legislative Act by the State of Tennessee, A.D., 1848, reposes the dust of Meriwether Lewis, a Captain in the United States Army, Private Secretary to President Jefferson, Senior Commander of the Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m36068) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Meriwether Lewis: Life Compass
Near Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 385.9), 0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20), on the left when traveling north.
In 1809, renowned explorer Meriwether Lewis traveled up the Old Natchez Trace on his way to Washington, D.C. He stopped here at an inn called Grinder’s Stand, and died during the night. What is a Compass Rose? A compass rose is a symbol . . . — Map (db m84631) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Metal Ford
Near Metal Ford Road 0.5 miles west of Natchez Trace Parkway.
“I was roused from this melancholy reverie by the roaring of Buffalo River, which I forded with great difficulty.” Alexander Wilson, 1811 Here travelers on the Natchez Trace crossed the river which was fordable except after . . . — Map (db m84658) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Natchez Trace
Near Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 385.9), 0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20).
This plainly visible, though long deserted road is a section of The Natchez Trace, evolved from Buffalo and Indian Trails, into The First National Highway of the South-West, cut and opened under authority of the United States Government, after . . . — Map (db m42767) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Steele's Iron Works
Near Metal Ford Road 0.5 miles west of Natchez Trace Parkway.
Here, about 1820, stood a charcoal-burning furnace used to manufacture pig iron. All that remain of this pioneer enterprise are a slag pile and the evidence of a mill race, used to bring water from Buffalo River to operate the furnace’s air blasting . . . — Map (db m84657) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — The Natchez Trace – Early American Trail
Near Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 385.9), 0.2 miles north of Summertown Highway (Tennessee Route 20), on the left when traveling north.
The Natchez Trace, a very old trail, was traveled by many early Americans. Captain Meriwether Lewis, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory, died near this point in 1809 while traveling the Natchez . . . — Map (db m84633) HM

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