The Daughters of the American Revolution began a program in 1903 to place markers along the old Natchez Trace. Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, of Holly Springs, Mississippi, said, “We are in danger of losing all traces of our one-famous military road” and as state regent she began a movement to mark the old Natchez Trace. Similar programs were later adopted in Alabama and in Tennessee.
The following are DAR monuments placed along the old Natchez Trace. Many of the markers are not located on the Natchez Trace Parkway.