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History & Culture

A portion of the Old Trace in Claiborne County, Mississippi, 1935.

This 1935 photo shows a portion of the Old Trace that was modernized in Claiborne County, Mississippi.

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The history and culture found along the Natchez Trace Parkway is a lifetime worth of exploration for students of history, or just the curious. The number of cultures and historic topics touched by the Natchez Trace seems boundless. To begin your exploration, visit the stories section and let yourself use centuries as stepping stones to learn about the past.

Did You Know?

The Tennessee River along the Natchez Trace Parkway

George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.