From here you can hike north to the Tupelo Visitors Center or south to the Chickasaw Village Site.
In the early 1800s ordinary Americans could not be bothered with learning the names of Chickasaw villages on the Natchez Trace. One they called Old Town and passed the name on to the stream running through this valley. This is one of the sources of the Tombigbee River first called "River of the Chickasaw" and later the "Tombeckbee" by the French. Near here in 1795, the Chickasaw defeated the Creeks in a battle described by Andrew Jackson as "When the whole Creek nation came to destroy your towns...a few hundred Chickasaw aided by a few whites chased them back to their nation, killing the best of their warriors and covering the rest with shame."