Natchez Trace Parkway - Alabama

Department of Transportation.

The Natchez Trace in Alabama, though short, is rich in history. It encompasses Freedom Hills Overlook, Rock Springs, and Colbert Ferry, where George Colbert charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 for ferry services. Get a taste of the South as you traverse the cotton fields of Alabama.


Getting to the Byway:

###From Birmingham, AL north to Natchez Trace Parkway, AL### * Take I-20/59 west. * Merge onto I-65 north towards Cullman, AL. * Just past the turnoff to Cullman, turn onto A1-157 west. * Follow the road as it goes past Florence towards Cherokee, AL. * Turn onto N Pike Road in Cherokee. * Turn north onto the Natchez Trace Parkway. ###From Birmingham, AL west to Tupelo MS (on Natchez Trace Parkway) * Take I-20 west toward Tuscaloosa, AL. * Take Exit 123 onto US-78 west. * Follow US-78 west toward Tupelo. * Take Exit 87 to arrive in Tupelo.

Navigating the Byway:
* Start southwest of Cypress Inn, TN at the state line of Tennessee and Alabama on the Natchez Trace Parkway. * Drive southwest, remaining on the Parkway the entire time, to the state line of Alabama and Mississippi.

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