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.

Over time, 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 learn about a significant event in the Trace's history.

Tennessee - Alabama - Mississippi

Tennessee

Tennessee Old Natchez Trace Sites

Tennessee Old Natchez Trace Sites

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

Burns Branch

milepost 425.4 - Picnic Area, Hiking Trail, Old Trace

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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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Meriwether Lewis

milepost 385.9 - Restroom, Picnic Area, Hiking Trail, History/Nature Exhibit, Campground, Old Trace, Top 30 Site

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Metal Ford and Buffalo River

milepost 382.8 - History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace, Top 30 Site

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Alabama

Alabama Old Natchez Trace Sites

Alabama Old Natchez Trace Sites

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

Colbert Ferry

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

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Mississippi

Mississippi Old Natchez Trace Sites

Mississippi Old Natchez Trace Sites

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

French Camp Historic Village

milepost 180.7 - Old Trace, Restroom, History/Nature Exhibit, Top 30 Site

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Dean Stand

milepost 73.5 - Picnic Area, Old Trace

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Rocky Springs

milepost 54.8 - Restroom, Picnic Area, Hiking Trail, History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace, Campground, Top 30 Site

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Mount Locust

milepost 15.5 - Restroom, History/Nature Exhibit, Old Trace, Top 30 Site

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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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