Natchez Trace Indian History

Indian history is abundant along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Over 400 miles of the original Old Trace footpath went through Chickasaw, Choctaw and Natchez territory.

In 1796 when Tennessee became a state the Tennessee Valley Divide located just 20 miles south of the current northern terminus of the parkway was the dividing line between the United States and the Chickasaw Nation. Agreements between the US and the Indian Nations allowed travelers and mail delivery to pass through Indian Territory from Nashville to Natchez along the Old Trace.

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Tennessee

Indian History in Tennessee along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Tennessee Natchez Trace Indian History

This "summary preview" of each Tennessee Natchez Trace Indian History site includes the site name, milepost location and major features.

Gordon House and Duck River Ferry Site

milepost 407.7 - Restroom, History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace, Indian History, Top 30 Site

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Old Trace

milepost 397.4 - Old Trace, Indian History

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Alabama

Indian History in Alabama along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Alabama Natchez Trace Indian History

This "summary preview" of each Alabama Natchez Trace Indian History site includes the site name, milepost location and major features.

Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall

The "stone wall" is located just east of the parkway near milepost 338 on Lauderdale County Road 8. - Indian History, Top 30 Site

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Colbert Ferry

milepost 327.3 - Indian History, Restroom, Picnic Area, Old Trace, Top 30 Site

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Mississippi

Indian History in Mississippi along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Mississippi Natchez Trace Indian History

This "summary preview" of each Mississippi Natchez Trace Indian History site includes the site name, milepost location and major features.

Pharr Mounds

milepost 286.7 - Restroom, Picnic Area, Indian History, Top 30 Site

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Old Town Overlook

milepost 263.9 - Hiking Trail, Scenic Overlook, Indian History

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Chickasaw Village Site

milepost 261.8 - Hiking Trail, Indian History, Top 30 Site

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Owl Creek Mounds

Exit the Trace at milepost 243.1 and travel west 3 miles.

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Bynum Mounds

milepost 232.4 - Indian History, Top 30 Site

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Lower Choctaw Boundary

milepost 61.0 - History/Nature Exhibit, Indian History

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Grindstone Ford

milepost 45.7 - Old Trace, Indian History, Hiking Trail

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Emerald Mound

milepost 10.3 - Indian History, Top 30 Site

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Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Exit the Trace at milepost 0 (southern terminus) onto Liberty Road. Turn onto U.S. Highway 61 South (Seargent S. Prentiss Drive). Turn left onto Jefferson Davis Boulevard. The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will be on your right.

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Note: for your convenience the National Park Service displays a milepost on the east side of the parkway. Mileposts start at 0 on the southern end of the Trace near Natchez and end at 444 at the northern terminus (The Natchez Trace Parkway is 444 miles long.). Throughout this website, mileposts are used to help you locate attractions along the trace and exits on/off the Trace to help you find towns, attractions and bed and breakfasts located just off the Trace.


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