Old Natchez Trace (310-2A)

Also known as: 310-2A, Road from Natchez to Nashville, Path to Chickasaw Nati
15 mi. NW of Florence on AL 20, Florence, Alabama

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Description 

Old Natchez Trace (310-2A), a 0.9-acre (0.36 ha) area listed in 1976, located 15 miles northwest of Florence, Alabama, off Alabama State Route 20 near milepost 336. It preserves a 400-foot section of the old Natchez Trace that had not been paved as of the mid-1970s, and an 850-foot section that has been paved. The paved portion is part of Lauderdale County's County Route 5. The location is near to, and just southeast of, the Little Zion Church and the Cloverdale School, which in turn are south of the hamlet of Threet, Alabama. Beyond the listed segment, the construction of Highway 20 "obliterated" evidence of the historic Natchez Trace.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1976
Reference number
76000156
Areas of significance
Military; Transportation; Exploration/Settlement; Communications
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Pedestrian related
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1801; 1807

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2011: Updated by WillyT: Added description

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