Historic Markers Across Alabama

Colbert's Stand

Marker ID:  
Location: in the Natchez Trace Parkway Colbert Ferry Park., Cherokee, AL
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 50.199    W 087 56.694
  34.83665    -87.9449
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


George Colbert operated a ferry across the Tennessee River from 1800 to 1819. His stand or inn offered travelers a warm meal and shelter during their journey on the Old Trace. Colbert looked after his own well-being and once charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his Tennessee army across the river.

This site of his stand is a short 50-yards up this path. An additional 20- minutes stroll will take you along the Old Trace to the bluff overlook station and back.

Erected by National Park Service.

End of Colbert's Stand