Natchez Trace near AL / MS State line.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
N 34° 41.026 W 088° 07.527
16S E 396904 N 3838551
Quick Description: Natchez Trace was believed to be started by bison traveling to salt licks.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2007 7:53:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM2QX4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 109

Long Description:
Starting near Natchez, MS, this trail leads to salt licks near Nashville, TN. Believed to be used by bison first, they were then followed by Indians using the trail for trade purposes. When the White Man arrived he used as an easy route across a rugged land. In 1801 the trail was blazed as a mail route, and then as a thoroughfare for travelers. Meriwether Lewis, of the 'Lewis and Clark Expedition' fame, died a suspicious death on the Natches Trace.

Today, much of the original Trace has dissappeared. The 444-mile long Natchez Trace Parkway now travels the approximate path of the Natches Trace.

Feature Discription: a historic memorial on the Natches Trace.

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Natchez, MS

End of the road: Nashville, TN

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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