Forks of the Road - Natchez, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jdwms_1950
N 31° 33.360 W 091° 23.080
15R E 653316 N 3492354
Quick Description: Forks of the Road - Natchez, MS
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2013 2:14:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ0J1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jdwms_1950
Views: 3

Long Description:
Forks of the Road
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.
Date Installed:: 1998

Organization that placed the object:: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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Markerman62 visited Forks of the Road - Natchez, MS 8/10/2010 Markerman62 visited it