Holy Family Catholic Church 16 Orange Avenue 601.445.5700 josephites.org/parish/ms/hf
First Presbyterian Church 405 State Street 601.442.2581 fpcnatchez.org
Beulah Baptist Church 710 B. Street 601.442.6150
Natchez National Cemetery 41 Cemetery Road 601.445.4981
Natchez City Cemetery 2 Cemetery Road 601.445.5051 natchezcemetery.com
Milepost 12.4 – Loess Bluff – Deposits of topsoil (loess) were blown here during Ice Age.
Milepost 41.5 – Sunken Trace – Self-guiding trail. Allow five minutes to walk through a deeply eroded section of the original trace.
Milepost 45.7 – Grindstone Ford/Mangum Mound – Northbound travelers used to consider themselves in wild country once they crossed the ford on Bayou Pierre. Artifacts found here tell about the prehistoric people who lived in this area.
Milepost 54.8 – Rocky Springs – A short trail from the upper parking area leads to the old townsite. Camping, picnicking, ranger station, restrooms, phone, and part of the old trace.
Milepost 61.0 – Lower Choctaw Boundary – This line bounded, north and south, lands taken up by new settlers of the Mississippi country and lands of the Choctaw.
Milepost 73.5 – Dean Stand Site – Served travelers in the 1820s and 30s. Nearby is the site of Dillon’s Plantation, headquarters for U.S. generals Grant and Sherman during the Civil War’s Vicksburg campaign, May 1863.
Milepost 78.3 – Battle of Raymond – This Civil War battle of the Vicksburg campaign in 1863 was fought nearby.
Milepost 88.1 – Cowles Mead Cemetery – Much of the Mississippi’s early history can be traced through the life of Cowles Mead, a stand owner along the Old Trace and acting territorial governor (1806).
Milepost 93.1 – Osburn Stand – Noble Osburn opened a stand here in 1811. By the early 1820s, when the city of Jackson was founded, traffic shifted away from this part of the Old Trace.
Milepost 100.7 – Choctaw Agency – From 1807 until after 1820 a brick structure here housed an agent who served as a liaison between the U.S. Government and the Choctaw Nation.
Milepost 102.4 – Parkway Information Cabin. Visitors can also exit the Parkway here to visit the Craft Center.
Milepost 104.5 – Brashears Stand and Old Trace Site – The Stand was advertised in 1806 as ” house of entertainment in the wilderness.” Nearby is part of the original trace.
Milepost 105.6 – Reservoir Overlook – Ross Barnett Reservoir on the Pearl River parallels the parkway for eight miles.