Gaine's TraceEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
m (Created page with "===Route=== The Gaines Trace was a road in the Mississippi Territory. It was constructed in 1811 and 1812 from the Tennessee River (opposite the Elk River's mouth) near present d...")
 
m (Route)
 
(4 intermediate revisions by one user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
===Route===
 
===Route===
The Gaines Trace was a road in the Mississippi Territory. It was constructed in 1811 and 1812 from the Tennessee River (opposite the Elk River's mouth) near present day Decatur, Georgia to Cotton Gin Port on the upper Tombigbee River near Amory, Mississippi and on to Fort Stoddert on the lower Tombigbee near present day Amory, Mississippi. The portion from the Tennessee River to Cotton Gin Port was surveyed in 1807 and 1808 by Edmund P. Gaines, the road's namesake.  In 1816, the Gaines Trace and the Tombigbee River were the boundaries between American and Chickasaw territory.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaines_Trace Gaines Trace]</ref>
+
The Gaines Trace was a road in the Mississippi Territory. It was constructed in 1811 and 1812 from the Tennessee River (opposite the Elk River's mouth) near present day Decatur, Georgia to Cotton Gin Port on the upper Tombigbee River near Amory, Mississippi.  From there it continued on to Fort Stoddert near present day Mobile, Alabama on the lower Tombigbee River. <br>
 +
 
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
 +
The portion from the Tennessee River to Cotton Gin Port was surveyed in 1807 and 1808 by Edmund P. Gaines, the road's namesake.  In 1816, the Gaines Trace and the Tombigbee River were the boundaries between American and Chickasaw territory.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaines_Trace Gaines Trace]</ref>
  
 
===Links===
 
===Links===
 
[http://www.swroadsigns.com/mscrossings/cgp2.htm Cotton Gin Port Chickasaw]
 
[http://www.swroadsigns.com/mscrossings/cgp2.htm Cotton Gin Port Chickasaw]
 +
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Stoddert Fort Stoddert]
 +
 
===References===
 
===References===
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
 
[[Category:Migration_Routes]][[Category:US Migration Trails and Roads]]
 
[[Category:Migration_Routes]][[Category:US Migration Trails and Roads]]

Latest revision as of 21:38, 10 February 2013

Contents

Route

The Gaines Trace was a road in the Mississippi Territory. It was constructed in 1811 and 1812 from the Tennessee River (opposite the Elk River's mouth) near present day Decatur, Georgia to Cotton Gin Port on the upper Tombigbee River near Amory, Mississippi. From there it continued on to Fort Stoddert near present day Mobile, Alabama on the lower Tombigbee River.

Historical Background

The portion from the Tennessee River to Cotton Gin Port was surveyed in 1807 and 1808 by Edmund P. Gaines, the road's namesake. In 1816, the Gaines Trace and the Tombigbee River were the boundaries between American and Chickasaw territory.[1]

Links

Cotton Gin Port Chickasaw Fort Stoddert

References


 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 10 February 2013, at 21:38.
  • This page has been accessed 645 times.