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Andrew Jackson's men planted what has become North America's third largest pecan tree in what is now Natchez Trace State Park. Davy Crockett of Alamo fame was Congressional Representative from the county. His campaign was conducted on foot while he reportedly visited each of his constituents to ask for their vote.
The battle of Parkers Crossroads took place on Dec.31, 1862. It was an example of Nathan Bedford Forrest's use of artillery against infantry as confederate cannons smashed Union formations. Today thousands visit Parkers Crossroads to witness the re-enactments, which are held in June of even number years. Vistors enjoy two miles of paved walking trails with 30 interpretive signs and seven cannons along the trail system.
Parkers Crossroads officials expect over 300,000 visitors a year to the battlefield.
Natchez Trace Park is one of the state's largest parks. It includes 48,000 acres of scenic woodlands including four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47-room resort inn and restaurant complex, a conference center with more than 3,000 sq. feet of meeting space in three conference rooms. Cabins, group lodge, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, hiking trails, a wrangler camp, miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and archery range.