Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)
Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. More »
Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
Natchez Trace Parkway Announces $3,000 Grant to Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield Commission
Contact: Dr. Christina E. Smith, 662-840-7560
The Natchez Trace Parkway is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $3,000 grant to Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield Commission. The grant was made possible through the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative. Brice’s Crossroads will use the funds to install an interpretive panel near the Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church cemetery. During the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, soldiers fought over the cemetery and the Confederate dead who died during the battle are buried in a mass grave behind the church cemetery. The interpretive panel will enable the Commission to better interpret the cemetery’s part in the battle and provide the public with information regarding the soldiers who are buried in the mass grave.
If you would like more information regarding the battle, or the cemetery, please contact Director Edwina Carpenter, at 662-365-3939.
If you are interested in learning more about the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative, please contact Dr. Christina E. Smith at e-mail us or 662-840-7560.
Did You Know?
The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.