Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Natchez Trace ~ Crossing the Highway



Marker ID: THC 3F 3
Location: on Lawrenceburg Highway near Gower Road, Lawrenceburg, TN
County: Wayne
Coordinates: N 35° 19.218    W 087° 34.746
  35.3203    -87.5791
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Crossing the highway here, this famous road followed ancient Indian trails used by the travelers between Natchez and Nashville. It was built in 1801 by Army Engineers. Officially "The Columbian Road", it was for many years the only highway linking mid-Tennessee with the lower Mississippi.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.