Port Royal State Historic Park
Port Royal State Historic Park was once the site one of the earliest colonial communities and trading posts in Middle Tennessee. First settled in the early 1780s, it was a longhunter camp as early as 1775.
Port Royal is designated as an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. The Trail of Tears recognizes the forced removal of Native Americans from their homelands in the Southeastern United States and the paths they traveled westward in 1838 and 1839.
Preserved within the park is an excellent example of an early Pratt Truss design steel bridge that was built in 1887. This bridge spans Sulphur Fork Creek and presents a very picturesque view of both the Red River and the Sulphur Fork Creek.
For more information, visit the Port Royal State Historic Park website.