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The Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. Established as a unit of the National Park System in 1938 and officially completed in 2005, the Parkway commemorates the most significant highway of the Old Southwest. The natural travel corridor that became the Natchez Trace dates back many centuries. It bisected the traditional homelands of the Natchez, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations. As the United States expanded westward in the late 1700s and early 1800s, growing numbers of travelers tramped the rough trail into a clearly marked path. The ”sunken” sections you can walk along today are clear signs of historic use. In 1801 President Thomas Jefferson designated the Trace a national postal road for the delivery of mail between Nashville and Natchez.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Issues Request for Expressions of Interest in the Tupelo Homesteads

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking expressions of interest for the use of eight historic houses and their associated outbuildings at the Natchez Trace Parkway. The homes are located on the east side of Hwy 145 in Lee County, Mississi Continue reading



The Natchez Trace Parkway presented an award for 40 years of federal service to Property Management Specialist Mary Brown. Continue reading


Natchez Trace Parkway – Controlled Burning at Chickasaw Village

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway is planning to conduct a prescribed fire (controlled burn) in Lee County, MS between May 5 and May 8, 2015. Continue reading