Forks of the Road

Forks of the Road (HMP15)

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

N 31° 33.363', W 91° 23.089'

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Site of the South's second largest slave market in the 19th century. Enslaved people were also once sold on city streets and at the landing at Natchez Under the Hill. Natchez slaves were freed in July, 1863, when Union troops occupied the city. The Forks of the Road market then became a refuge for hundreds of emancipated people.
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HM NumberHMP15
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 653302 N 3492359
Decimal Degrees31.55605000, -91.38481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.363', W 91° 23.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 21.78" N, 91° 23' 5.34" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 224-232 St Catherine St, Natchez MS 39120, US
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