Natchez Trace Parkway


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Natchez Trace Parkway:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Natchez Trace Parkway

Address:2680 Natchez Trace Pkwy
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:662-680-4025
Fax:662-680-4036
Phone:800-305-7417
Web: www.nps.gov/natr/
Size: 51,824 acres.
Established: Emergency Appropriation Act of June 19, 1934, allocated initial construction funds; established as parkway under National Park Service by act of May 18, 1938. Ackia Battleground (now called Chickasaw Village) and Meriwether Lewis Park were added to the Natchez Trace Parkway by Act of August 10, 1961.
Location:A 444-mile route between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi. The southern terminus of the Parkway is accessed off of Liberty Road in Natchez, which is the historical "beginning" of the Old Trace at milepost zero.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), groceries, boat ramp, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, boating, fishing, auto touring, ranger-guided talks.
Special Features:This historic route generally follows the old Indian trace or trail between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee.

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Construction of the Natchez Trace Parkway began before World War II and received the careful attention of two generations of highway engineers.
To learn more about the Natchez Trace Parkway Association, see www.
For more information, contact Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31201; (912) 752-8257; and Natchez Trace Parkway, Rural Route 1, NT-143, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a contract by the Department of the Interior to modernize a microwave communications system that spans the more than 400-mile Natchez Trace Parkway in the southern United States.
Leslie Joelle Burge and Jarod Robert Allen Saucier were married the evening of May 14, 2011, on the banks of the Reservoir Overlook off the Natchez Trace Parkway in Ridgeland.
For cyclists who don't mind sharing the road with motorists, there is no better trail than the historic and scenic Natchez Trace Parkway.
In the northern part of the state, a drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway will provide numerous, scenic vistas of trees arrayed in all their glory, and a hike in Tishomingo State park on a cool, crisp fall morning will satiate one's passion for autumnal color.
Tishomingo State Park, Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 304, Tishomingo; 662/438-6914; www.
Along the Natchez Trace Parkway near Cypress Swamp, Mississippi kites (a distinctive bird resembling a small eagle) flourish in the summer months; they flee to central South America to ride out the winter.
Natchez Trace travelers can now take an educational journey into the history the old road through new interactive displays at the recently renovated Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, located at milepost 266 near Tupelo.
Publish America; available at Pentimento Books in Clinton and the Clinton Visitor Center of the Natchez Trace Parkway.