America's Domestic "Slave" Trading Routes To The Deep South

America's Domestic "Slave" Trading Routes To The Deep South (HM25QJ)

Location: Natchez, MS 39120 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 33.365', W 91° 23.119'

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Passage of Sorrows

—Water and Land Routes to the Forks of the Road —

Professional dealers, traffickers and speculators, by purchase, by hook, crook and sometimes outright kidnapping, tore apart mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, babies, young children, relations and friends already enslaved or were so-called "free people" in the upper South. They forced-brought them to the new lower south markets such as the Forks of the Road to be sold into enslavement, yet again! The roads, trails, rivers, sea and ocean routes from the upper old South and Mid-South states that eventually led to Natchez Forks of the Road markets, this story writer calls, The Overground Railroad's Passages of Sorrow. Passages of sorrow because of the pain, agony, dehumanization and destruction caused by being torn asunder and forced-walked or shipped in the same manner as their Foreparents were from Africa to the Americas.
Many historians agree enslaved persons were driven south/southwest on the same routes, stage and mail roads, by-ways and inter-connecting rivers, creeks, streams as were used by migrants and regular travelers. Several main interconnecting overland routes were agreed upon as follows: A. Baltimore>>Alexandria>>Richmond hubs via Abingdon, Virginia>>Knoxville/Nashville <<>> Tuscaloosa/Montgomery >> to Natchez's Forks and beyond.B. Richmond hub via Salisbury North



Carolina<< >>Juncture of South Carolina-Georgia and Tennessee>>Chattanooga>>Rome Georgia>>. Montgomery>>to Forks and beyond. C. Kentucky via Lexington hub>>Nashville>>Natchez Trace>>to Forks and beyond. D. Across coastal stretch from Florida via Jacksonville/St. Augustine>>Tallahassee >>Pensacola>>Mobile/Montgomery>>to Forks and beyond. See map of probable sea, river, stream and overland trafficking routes of America's Domestic "Slave trade."
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Date Added Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 653254 N 3492362
Decimal Degrees31.55608333, -91.38531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.365', W 91° 23.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 21.9" N, 91° 23' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 224-232 St Catherine St, Natchez MS 39120, US
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