The Natchez Trace

Meriwether Lewis

Day 41: Saturday, September 22, 2001

Meriwether Lewis Monument

Co-captain with William Clark on the famous expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean, died in 1809 at Grinder's Inn, 60 miles southwest of Nashville, under mysterious circumstances. The monument marks his grave at milepost 385.9.

Trace of the Old Trace

The Meriwether Lewis Site is an important and large campground along the Parkway.

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Page last updated May 6, 2002.