Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace (HMSP3)

Location: Hohenwald, TN 38462 Lewis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 34.639', W 87° 25.821'

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This plainly visible, though long deserted road is a section of The Natchez Trace, evolved from Buffalo and Indian Trails, into The First National Highway of the South-West, cut and opened under authority of the United States Government, after treaties negotiated with the Chickasaw and the Choctaw Indians, in 1801.

Designed to meet early necessities of trade between Nashville and the Country of the Lower Mississippi:It is an abiding footprint of the bold, crude commerce of the pioneers:Yet it is not without military significance in the history of our country.Over it passed a part of Andrew Jackson's army in his campaign against the Creek Indians in 1813, and again on his return from the Battle Field of New Orleans in 1815.

But, before Talledega and New Orleans- Before the soldiers of Jackson had given renown to the Natchez Trace, it received its immortal touch of melancholy fame when Meriwether Lewis, journeying over it on his way to Philadelphia, to edit the story of his Great Expedition, here met his untimely death on the night of Oct. 11, 1809.
HM NumberHMSP3
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 461007 N 3937153
Decimal Degrees35.57731667, -87.43035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 34.639', W 87° 25.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 34' 38.34" N, 87° 25' 49.26" W
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Area Code(s)931, 615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1331 Columbia Hwy, Hohenwald TN 38462, US
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