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.