Chickasaw Hospitality

Chickasaw Hospitality (HM20YP)

Location: Cherokee, AL 35616 Colbert County
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N 34° 50.17', W 87° 56.736'

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Natchez Trace Parkway

George Colbert's stand sat atop the ridge before you. As one of many inns that dotted the Trace between Nashville and Natchez, it provided travelers with food and lodging.

With a Scottish father and Chickasaw mother, George Colbert used his bilingual abilities and knowledge of both cultures to build a network of enterprises. As a Chickasaw, he gained the right, by treaty, to operate a ferry across the Tennessee River.

One traveler, Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara, described the stand that Colbert built near his ferry as "a country place." Unlike other frontier buildings, it had an "abundance of glass in windows and doors."

"I find all the Indians on the road, and particularly the Colbert family, are very accommodating to us, we shall be tolerably well supplied in passing through the [Chickasaw] nation..."
Colonel John Coffee
War of 1812

As the end of the day nears, post riders and travelers on the Old Trace gather at Colbert's stand.
HM NumberHM20YP
Placed ByNatchez Trace Parkway, 
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 413539 N 3855282
Decimal Degrees34.83616667, -87.94560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.17', W 87° 56.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 10.2" N, 87° 56' 44.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Cherokee AL 35616, US
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