• Confederate Gravesites and Old Trace - Saltillo, Mississippi

      Confederate Graves, Natchez Trace
      Photo by Peter Thody
      A very pleasant walk through the woods leads to the graves of 13 Confederate soldiers; sadly, their identity - and even cause of death - remains unknown. The five-minute walk follows a well-worn section of the Old Trace and is highly recommended as it gives you an idea of how basic - and narrow - this ancient route really was.

      If you go:
      While these aren't original grave markers (or even their first replacements), they do provide a moving reminder of how many men died - and were buried, by necessity, far from home and family - during this tragic period in American history.


      Milepost 269.4
      Natchez Trace Parkway
      Saltillo, Mississippi 38866 USA

      Mailing address:
      Natchez Trace Parkway
      2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
      Tupelo, MS 38804 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Information
      +1 (800) 305-7417