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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The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route, and bicycle traffic increases dramatically on the weekends and holidays," Acting Chief Ranger Calvin Farmer of the Park Rangers (http://www.
Perhaps of greatest interest to the highway community, however, the Natchez Trace Parkway starts off at its northern terminus with the award-winning Double Arch Bridge.
These examples are mentioned because they affect the Natchez Trace Parkway and are of concern.
The Natchez Trace Parkway, extending from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee, essentially represents a north-south transect along which red, black, and hybrid imported fire ants all occur.
The Natchez Trace Parkway divides our state, with more than 300 miles of speed-restricted roadway from Natchez to Tishomingo County.
Most memorable, however, were the stories they came away with, thanks to ranger-led tours along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi, Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Tennessee and Kentucky, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.
On May 21, 2005, more than 1,000 people attended ceremonies to celebrate the completion of Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi.
The Double-Arch Bridge on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in May 1994 and selected for a Presidential Award for Design Excellence the following year.
Part of the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways program, Nashville's Trace is a self-guided driving trail featuring 165 tourism sites in Nashville and seven counties bordering the Natchez Trace Parkway, a national park and one of Tennessee's five National Scenic Byways.
Located in the center of the state and not off of a major thoroughfare, the town depends greatly on tourism, and much of that comes from the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Thirteen States, the Natchez Trace Parkway, and Champaign County, IL, have performed full-scale demonstrations of the RWD- Data collected in Indiana, for example, clearly showed the change in deflection, indicating pavement structural capacity.
A snapshot of three notable projects of the past 25 years--the Natchez Trace Parkway through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee; the Hoover Dam Bypass in Arizona and Nevada; and Walden Point Road in Alaska--illustrates how the FHLP and its partner agencies have met the changing needs of the traveling public.