The Natchez Trace - Hohenwald, Tn.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161
N 35° 30.677 W 087° 27.627
16S E 458246 N 3929842
Quick Description: The 444-mile Natchez Trace was an ancient trail used by animals and people that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2009 11:42:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM7K50
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 14

Long Description:
It was a traditional Native American trail and was later also used by early European explorers as both a trade and transit route in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Marker text:
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 Lousiania Territory, died near this point in 1809 while traveling the Natchez Trace to Washington, DC with his expedition journals and accounts. In 1843 the State of Tennessee created Lewis County in his honor, and in 1848 erected a monument over his grave.

The Natchez Trace played an important role in its service to the American military, General Andrew Jackson's troops traveled the Natchez Trace to engage the British during the War of 1812.

Feature Discription: Trace marker and Meriwether Lewis Monument

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Natchez, Mississippi

End of the road: Nashville, Tennessee

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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