Natchez Trace Parkway

All-American RoadAlabama, Mississippi, Tennessee

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  • Aqua Yacht Harbor on Pickwick Lake

    Personal boats wait in the harbor on Pickwick Lake.

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  • Cooper Falls in Tishomingo

    A green pool spreads out before the base of beautiful Cooper Falls on a fall day in Tishomingo, Mississippi.

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  • Double Arch Bridge Profile

    The Double Arch Bridge spans this grassy valley between wooded hills along the Natchez Trace.

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  • Double Arch Bridge

    Two visitors admire the view from the center of the Double Arch Bridge along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • Double Arch Bridge Stop

    Silver helmets hang from various parts of these three motorcycles, parked at the Double Arch Bridge Stop.

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  • Tennessee Valley Divide

    The wooded lowlands stretch for miles into the green distance in this photo of the Tennessee Valley Divide

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  • Old Trace

    This brown arrowhead sign points to the "Old Trace," an early Native American route through the forest.

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  • Tennessee Valley Divide

    This overcast view of the Tennessee Valley Divide features several tall trees.

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  • Gordon House Plaque

    This plaque outlines the history of the Gordon House, one of the few remaining buildings associated with the old Natchez Trace.

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  • Old Natchez Trace Plaque

    This plaque outlines the history of the original Natchez Trace route, including information about the original ferryman John Gordon.

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  • The Gordon House

    The symmetrical Gordon House includes twin white doors and twin red brick chimneys.

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  • Jackson Falls

    Streams of silver water descend beside large patches of green moss in this photo of Jackson Falls.

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  • Meriwether Lewis Plaque

    This plaque presents the history of Meriwether Lewis' death at the Meriwether Lewis National Monument.

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  • Jackson Falls

    A thin sheet of water covers the entire rock face of the hillside in this photo of Jackson Falls.

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  • Meriwether Lewis Monument Caption

    The words etched into the stone base of the Meriwether Lewis Monument detail the life and accomplishments of the famous explorer.

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  • Meriwether Lewis National Monument

    Well-tended grounds surround this flagpole and old cabin at the Meriwether Lewis National Monument.

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  • Meriwether Lewis Presentation

    This informative display presents facts and history about the life of Meriwether Lewis.

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  • Meriwether Lewis National Monument Pioneer Cemetery

    This brown sign marks the Pioneer Cemetery at the Meriwether Lewis National Monument.

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  • Meriwether Lewis Monument Cabin

    This log cabin houses a visitor center at the Meriwether Lewis National Monument which provides free information.

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  • Pioneer Cabin in Tishomingo State Park

    A rustic pioneer cabin stands in a forest and is reached by a rickety-looking wooden bridge inside Tishomingo State Park.

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  • Looking Up at the Capitol Building

    Standing since 1903, the Mississippi State Capitol building is still frequented by visitors daily.

  • Bridge Over Water

    Green banks surround the Mississippi River and a graceful iron bridge that takes travelers over to the opposite side.

  • Tower Dome at Longwood Plantation

    Due to a turn of fortune, this octagonal mansion was never completed.

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  • Longwood Plantation Balconies

    Slender columns and intricate details complete the Moorish look of the Longwood Plantation.

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  • Visitors at Longwood Plantation

    Visitors mingle with costumed tour guides at Longwood Plantation on the Natchez Trace.

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  • Longwood Plantation Detail

    This detail shows the unique column and arch work at Longwood Plantation.

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  • Southern Architecture in Hawthorne

    A covered porch with seating shows the type of hospitality for which the South is known.

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  • Use of Byway Funds

    A parking lot in Tupolo receives a facelift with byway funds on the Natchez Trace.

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  • Use of Byway Funds

    A parking lot in Tupolo receives a facelift with byway funds on the Natchez Trace.

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  • Road Between Jackson and Natchez

    Travelers will delight in the greenery on the road between Jackson and Natchez.

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  • Road Between Jackson and Natchez

    Travelers will delight in the greenery on the road between Jackson and Natchez.

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  • An Old Cemetery on the Natchez Trace

    Fall leaves cover the ground at this old cemetery on the Natchez Trace.

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  • Cemetery Site on Natchez Trace

    A cemetery lies covered in fallen leaves by a stream on the Natchez Trace in Tennessee.

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  • Rocky Stream by Cemetery

    A slow stream flows past rock formations and fallen leaves on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • Rocky Stream by Cemetery

    A slow stream flows past mossy rock formations and fallen leaves on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • Southern Charm in Hawthorne, Mississippi

    Travelers find out the meaning of "southern charm" when they visit Hawthorne on the Natchez Trace. This 1814 Federal style home on Lower Woodville Rd. has outstanding architectural features including four doorways with identical elliptical fanlights and unusually high ceilings.

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  • Automobile Museum in Tupelo

    A family enjoys a visit to the automobile museum in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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  • The Oren Dunn City Museum in Tupelo

    A family enjoys a visit to the Oren Dunn City Museum where they learn about the history of Tupelo, Mississippi.

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  • Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo

    A bus full of visitors comes up close and personal with a herd of buffalo at Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo.

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  • Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club in Kosciusko

    The Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls club was built by TV legend Oprah Winfrey, who was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

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  • Yard Art by Kosciusko Folk Artist

    Local folk artist, L. V. Hull, shows off her delightful ethnic yard art in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

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  • Crafts Center in Ridgeland

    A couple has fun looking for souvenirs from Ridgeland, Mississippi to take home.

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  • Catfish and Hushpuppies Overlooking Ross Barnette Reservoir in Ridgeland

    A family has a great night out at a local Ridgeland restaurant overlooking Ross Barnette Reservoir.

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  • Longwood

    Longwood, the largest octagonal house in North America, stands grandly with captivating architecture in picturesque Natchez, Mississippi.

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  • Jackson Street Art Gallery in Ridgeland

    Visitors stroll through an art gallery on Jackson Street in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

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  • Picturesque Settings

    The Natchez Trace Parkway winds through spring green grasses and trees.

  • A Section of the Original Natchez Trace

    This section of the original Trace shows why people have loved this area for many years.

  • Cypress Swamp

    Green swamps present a unique landscape on the Parkway.

  • One of the Picturesque Bridges on the Natchez Trace Parkway

    One of the picturesque bridges found along the Natchez Trace Parkway shows delicate arched engineering.

  • A Pastoral Landscape

    Historic scenes hint at the past uses of the Trace.

  • Winding Through the Forest

    The Natchez Trace winds through a forest.

  • A Bridge Just Below Nashville

    Rainy fall days provide a backdrop for this photo of a bridge found just below Nashville.

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  • Rest Area below Nashville

    The Natchez Trace on a Rainy Day

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  • Parking at a Rest Stop

    Rest stops provide plenty of parking.

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  • Rest Stop South of Nashville

    Visitors enjoy the fallen leaves and crisp views at this rest stop south of Nashville.

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  • Driving Over a Bridge

    This angle of Double Arch Bridge shows the stunning height of the bridge.

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  • Viewing the Bridge from the Rest Stop

    A visitor stops off to take a better look at Double Arch Bridge.

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  • Viewing the Bridge from Below

    You might want to park the car and look at this amazing bridge from all angles.

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  • Bridge South of Nashville

    This photo is of either Double Arch or Four Hand Hollow Bridge.

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  • Jogging Along the Trace

    Joggers take advantage of the early morning peace and quiet to exercise on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • Early Buildings on the Natchez Trace

    A cabin from the early days of settling on the Trace still remains on the side of the Byway at a roadside facility.

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  • Transformation of a Hunter's Path

    What started as a hunter's path is now a paved highway.

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  • Rounding a Bend on the Natchez Trace

    A traveler pauses to look out beyond a bridge on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • Along the Natchez Trace

    Leaves pile up against an old rock wall at this rest stop south of Nashville.

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  • Rock Wall on the Natchez Trace

    An early rock wall still exists at this rest stop south of Nashville.

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  • Rest Area on the Natchez Trace

    Take a break from your drive at one of the many rest areas on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • A Cemetery Along the Byway

    A rainy day creates a somber atmosphere of reflection in this cemetery.

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  • Driving Under the Bridge

    A feat of engineering, the Double Arch Bridge spans the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • Forehand Hollow Bridge on the Natchez Trace

    This is Fourhand Hollow Bridge.

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  • Bridge Architecture on the Natchez Trace

    This is just one example of the noted bridge architecture along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

  • A Section of the Original Natchez Trace

    This section of the original Trace shows why people have loved this area for many years.

  • A Patchwork of Forest and Meadow

    The Trace cuts through dense forests patchworked with open meadows.

  • Water on the Trace

    The availability of water helped make the Trace a popular route.

  • Parkway Seen From Bulter Ridge

    As seen from Bulter Ridge, the Parkway travels through trees.

  • Interpretive Signs for Native American Mounds

    Take a break at this rest area where you can read about the archaeology of the Natchez Trace.

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  • Monuments and Markers on the Trace

    A marker explains the significance of this site.

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  • An Overpass Along the Natchez Trace

    This photo was taken in the rain on the Natchez Trace.

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  • Parking at the Natchez Trace Information Center

    This parking lot shows an improvement made possible by funding for the Natchez Trace.

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  • The Natchez Trace Information Center

    Recently improved parking at the Info Center makes visiting here a delight.

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  • The Natchez Trace on a Dreary Day

    Driving the Trace on a dreary day leaves plenty of time for reflection.

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  • Looking Back at the Natchez Trace

    Pull off at the top of this hill and take a look back at this view of the Natchez just south of Nashville.

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  • Double Arch Bridge Underpass

    These motorcyclists pause for a view of the Natchez Trace Double Arch Bridge.

  • Double Arch Bridge Visitor

    A visitor admiring the view from the center of the Double Arch Bridge gives perspective to this massive construction.

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  • Meriwether Lewis Monument

    A rough-topped granite pillar stands over Meriwether Lewis' gravesite. Lewis was one of the leaders of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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  • Biking near Tennessee River in Alabama

    A trio of cyclists enjoys a beautiful fall day on the Natchez Trace Parkway near the Tennessee River.

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  • Elvis Presley's Birthplace in Tupelo

    A historical marker sign stands on the grounds of the small house where Elvis Presley was born. A crowd of people wait before the porch to enter the home.

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  • Battlefield Memorial at Brice's Crossroads

    A lone artillery piece stands sentinel in front of the Civil War memorial at the Brice's Crossroads Battlefield.

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  • Biking along a Bridge on the Natchez Trace

    A lone cyclist travels over one of many bridges on the scenic parkway.

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  • Biking the Natchez Trace

    Striking fall foliage frames a group of cyclists on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • Choosing Fresh Produce at Farmer's Market in Mississippi

    Folks shop for fresh fruit and vegetables at an outdoor produce stand in Jackson, Mississippi.

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  • Grave of Confederate Soldier on Natchez Trace Parkway

    Confederate flags and a white gravestone adorned with a cross-in-circle mark the grave one of thirteen unknown Confederate soldiers buried along the Natchez Trace Parkway not far from Tupelo, Mississippi.

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  • Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge through Trees in Summer

    One of the arched bridges on Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee is framed by green trees in summer.

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  • Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi

    The Natchez Trace Parkway curves gracefully between trees in summer.

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  • Wildflower by the Natchez Trace Parkway

    A wild mustard flower in bloom stands out against the blue sky, green grass and the tall arch of a bridge on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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  • Pink Flowers beside Natchez Trace Parkway in Spring

    Brilliant pink flowers bloom on trees alongside the Natchez Trace Parkway in spring.

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  • Shadows over the Natchez Trace Parkway

    Shadows fall over the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi.

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