The Natchez Trace - Early American Trail

The Natchez Trace - Early American Trail (HM1L9H)

Location: Hohenwald, TN 38462 Lewis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 30.527', W 87° 27.601'

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The Natchez Trace, a very old trail, was traveled by many early Americans. Captain Meriwether Lewis, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory, died near this point in 1809 while traveling the Natchez Trace to Washington, DC with his expedition journals and accounts. In 1843 the State of Tennessee created Lewis County in his honor, and in 1848 erected a monument over his grave.

The Natchez Trace played an important role in its service to the American military. General Andrew Jackson's troops traveled the Natchez Trace to engage the British during the War of 1812.

Marker placed by the Tennessee Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
November 10, 2006
HM NumberHM1L9H
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Natchez Trace series.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 458284 N 3929564
Decimal Degrees35.50878333, -87.46001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 30.527', W 87° 27.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 30' 31.62" N, 87° 27' 36.06" W
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Area Code(s)931, 615
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old Natchez Trace, Hohenwald TN 38462, US
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