Gaine's TraceEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Revision as of 21:32, 10 February 2013 by Ccsmith (Talk | contribs)



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 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]


Cotton Gin Port Chickasaw



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).