Twentymile Bottom Overlook is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 278.4.

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Twentymile Bottom Overlook - Natchez Trace Parkway

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Twentymile Bottom, now cultivated, was typical of the many low areas along streams through which the Natchez Trace passed.

In 1812, Reverend John Johnson stopped at old Factors Stand near this bottom and wrote this account of bottomland travel, "I have this day swam my horse five times, bridged one creek, forded several others besides the swamp we had to wade through. At night we had a shower of rain. Took up my usual lodging on the ground in company with several Indians."

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  • Latitude: 34.431336
    Longitude: -88.548
    Elevation (approximate): 354 feet
    Milepost: 278.4
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