Pigeon Roost is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 203.5.

Indian History

Pigeon Roost - Natchez Trace Parkway

Pigeon Roost Creek is a reminder of the millions of migrating passenger pigeons that once roosted in trees in this area. The species has been completely destroyed. One mile east where the Natchez Trace crossed the creek Nathaniel Folsom of New England and his Choctaw wife had a trading post before 1790. Their son, David, later operated it and accommodated travelers. When the Reverend Thomas Nixon stopped here in 1815, David's wife prepared suitable nourishment and would have no pay. David Folsom, strong supporter of Christianity and Indian education, was elected chief of the northeast district of the Choctaw Nation in 1826.

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  • Latitude: 33.52565
    Longitude: -89.15748
    Elevation (approximate): 377 feet
    Milepost: 203.5
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