4321 Miles, 18 States, 1 Saddlesore 1000 – Summer 2009

Leaving Lawrenceburg the next morning, I rode through the old town center.

Statue of Col. David Crockett on the town square, Lawrenceburg TN

I continued heading south on the Trace and stopped at a rest area on the north side of the Tennessee River.

On the Tennessee side of the Tennessee River

On the Alabama side, George Colbert operated a ferry across the Tennessee River from 1800 to 1819.

An American entreprenuer

Thirteen graves of unknown Confederate soldiers lie in a long line overlooking a preserved section of the original Natchez Trace.The historic site is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 270, just north of Tupelo. The graves and old trace section are only a few miles north of the Tupelo Visitor Center on the parkway.

Gone, but not forgotten
Unkown confederate grave

At this point I pressed on as fast as I dared. The speed limit on the trace is 50mph and 40mph is some places. And there is a noticeable police presence. My goal was to get to Windsor ruins in time to see them in daylight. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to Alcorn until after dark, so I got gas and continued on the the end of the Trace in Natchez Mississippi where I got a motel room for the night.

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