Meriwether Lewis Death Site, TN

Meriwether Lewis Grave, Natchez Trace Parkway, TN

Meriwether Lewis Grave, Natchez Trace Parkway, TN: Click to enlarge.

I visited the site where Meriwether Lewis of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition was killed.  Lewis was traveling the Trace on his way to Washington, DC to present the expedition journals when he died here on October 11, 1809.  The cause of his death remains unknown.  Lewis’ grave lies within 100 yards of the pictured Grinder House in which he died.  The site is located near the Trace’s northern terminus in Tennessee.  As in many parts of the Trace I had it to myself.

Historical information provided by the National Park Service and the Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Grinder House in which Meriwether Lewis died, Natchez Trace Parkway, TN

Grinder House in which Meriwether Lewis died, Natchez Trace Parkway, TN:  Click to enlarge.

Meriwether Lewis Gravesite, Natchez Trace Parkway, TN

Meriwether Lewis Gravesite, Natchez Trace Parkway, TN:  Click to enlarge.

Meriwether Lewis Grave, Natchez Trace Parkway, TN

Meriwether Lewis Grave, Natchez Trace Parkway, TN:  Click to enlarge.

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The Old Trace near its northern terminus outside Nashville, TN: Click to enlarge.

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About Jerry
Working in Corporate America for many years, I wanted to break free of the office walls for a bit and explore the world. Having put the pieces in place, I am first exploring the USA by road. Colleagues and friends expressed interest in my travels, giving rise to Office Escape. It is my honor to share my adventures.

2 Responses to Meriwether Lewis Death Site, TN

  1. Thanks for sharing this, just the other day I was watching the history channel and they focused on this very event. I understand there is still some suspicion around his death…

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