Old Natchez Trace Sites

The modern day Natchez Trace Parkway generally follows the path of the Old Natchez Trace. The wilderness road, a foot path and horse trail that connected Natchez to Nashville, was heavily traveled in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Much of the original trail became local roads, was plowed over or was developed in one way or another. Fortunately, many sections of the trail still exist today on parkway land. Some of the preserved sections are only a few hundred feet in length but some are a couple miles or longer. Below are the present day Natchez Trace sites where you can see and walk on a section of the Old Trace and/or a significant event in the Trace's history occurred.

Listed below for each Old Natchez Trace site are the name of the site, milepost location and other features. Click on either the thumbnail picture or Old Natchez Trace name for more information, pictures and a location map for the site.

Tennessee Old Natchez Trace Sites

 

Alabama Old Natchez Trace Sites

 

Mississippi Old Natchez Trace Sites

 

Click here to view photos of the Old Natchez Trace.

 

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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