Sunken Trace - Port Gibson, Mississippi - Natchez Trace

Sunken Trace is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 41.5.

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Sunken Trace - Natchez Trace Parkway

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Preserved here is a portion of the deeply eroded or 'sunken' Old Trace. Hardships of journeying on the Old Trace included heat, mosquitos, poor food, hard beds (if any), disease, swollen rivers, and sucking swamps. Take five minutes to walk this sunken trail and let your imagination carry you back to the early 1800s when people walking 500 miles had to put up with these discomforts and where a broken leg or arm could spell death for the lone traveler.

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  • Approximate time to explore site: 10-30 minutes
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  • Latitude: 31.9702
    Longitude: -90.955583
    Elevation (approximate): 177 feet
    Milepost: 41.5
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