Natchez Trace Parkway - Mississippi

Natchez Trace Parkway - Mississippi

Address:Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:800-305-7417
Web: www.nps.gov/natr/ Description:The Mississippi segment of the Natchez Trace Parkway covers roughly three-fourths of the 444-mile Natchez Trace, which encompasses portions of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. Native Americans, Kaintuck boatmen, indians, post riders, soldiers and fortune seekers all travelled across this trail, charting new territory and creating a vital link between the Mississippi Territory and the United States. The Mississippi section of the byway includes a number of sites associated with mound-building cultures, the Chickasaw, and the Civil War. Points of interest include Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, Chickasaw Council House and Chickasaw Village, Emerald Mound, and Grand Village of the Natchez State Historic Site. Homochitto and Tombigbee national forests offer opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Legth: 312 miles (Mississippi section); 444 miles (entire parkway). Start/Endpoint: The Mississippi section of the byway runs north from Natchez to just past Bear Creek Mound at the Alabama state line. From there, it continues north through Alabama and Tennesse, ending just south of Nashville. Designation/Year: All-American Road (1996).

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