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Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace






Description of Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace

Location: from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee

Total Length: 440 miles (710 km)


Natchez Trace is a historic Native American trails runs from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee states of United States. Natchez Trace is thousands years old and was probably originally trumped by bison and deer. Later Choctaw and Chickasaw connected the road and used as a trade route. Arriving Europeans started using this route and in 1801 US government signed a peace treaty with Choctaw that allowed Europeans passage. This attempt to secure travel via Natchez Trave only partially helped the situation. Natchez Trace gained fame for its cutthroat gangs. Today it is known as a Natchez Trace Parkway that stretched for a length of 444 miles (710 km). Numerous campgrounds, picnic sites are found along the trail. Also a visitor centre near Tupelo, Mississippi (birthplace of Elvis Presley) can help with directions and maps.