Old Trace and Confederate Gravesites, Milepost 269.4

A slightly sunken trail leads through the woods
A protected section of the original Natchez Trace

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Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Scenic View/Photo Spot

During the Civil War, several Confederate soldiers died at this place along the Old Trace. No one is sure how they died, and time erased their names from their original headstones. Who were they? Tradition holds that they were Confederate soldiers who marched and camped along the Old Trace. 

A somewhat steep 700' paved walkway will lead you to a short original section of the Old Trace and to the thirteen modern grave markers where you can contemplate what it may have been like for these soldiers when they gave their all. 


Natchez Trace Parkway

Last updated: February 17, 2021