Department of Transportation.
The Natchez Trace in Tennessee tells of Natchez, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indians following traditional ways of life, and of people building a new nation. Signs of those who came before are abundant along the route in the names of the streams and parks - a legacy for generations to come.
Getting to the Byway:
###From Louisville, KY south to Natchez Trace Parkway, TN### * Head south on I-65 toward Nashville. * Take the Memphis/Huntsville exit onto I-65 south. * Take Exit 84B/Memphis onto I-40 west. * Take Exit 199/Old Hickory Boulevard (TN-251). * Turn south onto Old Hickory Boulevard (TN-251). * Turn west onto TN-100. * Take ramp onto Natchez Trace Parkway. ###From Memphis, TN to Natchez Trace Parkway, MS### * Head east on I-40 toward Nashville. * In Memphis, take Exit 1E/Jackson MS onto I-240 south. * Take Exit 2A/Shelby DR/Capleville onto East Shelby Drive (TN-175). * Bear southeast onto Lamar Avenue (US-78). * Continue to follow US-78 toward Tupelo, MS. * Just west of Tupelo, take Exit 85/Natchez Trace Parkway to enter the byway.
Navigating the Byway:
Start in Pasquo, Tennessee just south of Nashville at its junction with Tennessee Route 100. From there, the Trace travels south to the Alabama state line.