Jamie L. Whitten Historic Landmark

Jamie L. Whitten Historic Landmark (HM1LCA)

Location: New Site, MS 38859 Tishomingo County
Buy Mississippi State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 34° 30.339', W 88° 19.435'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 258 views
Inscription
The parkway bridge is named in honor of United States Representative Jamie L. Whitten who for years fought for funds in Congress to complete the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

His vision helped make possible this historic landmark, the intersection of two great avenues of transportation—one past, one present, and both for the future.

Jamie Whitten was responsible for reviving the Trace project and instrumental in securing continuous appropriations for construction of the parkway as a memorial to the original Old Trace. The Old Trace, or trail, was the path through the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokee Nations between Natchez and Nashville. After floating their trade goods to Natchez, thousands of Boatmen would walk home over the Natchez Trace. After 1820, when steampower made upriver travel easier, many portions of the Natchez Trace were abandoned.

Transport of trade goods on our nation's rivers continues today. Jamie Whitten led the House of Representatives in providing funds for the construction of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway project. Due largely to his unceasing support and energy, this waterway now joins two of the busiest navigation systems in the country and provides a more direct and economical water route between much of America's heartland and the Gulf of Mexico.
Details
HM NumberHM1LCA
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 378464 N 3819019
Decimal Degrees34.50565000, -88.32391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.339', W 88° 19.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 20.34" N, 88° 19' 26.1" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, New Site MS 38859, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?