Welcome to the Trammel's Trace community

Trammel's Trace, the first road to Texas from the north, was used by Anglo immigrants since the early 1800's and by Native Americans for hundreds of years. 

I've been researching Trammel's Trace for over 10 years and have put together a history of the road, its importance in early Texas, and the man for which it is named, Nicholas Trammell.

What started with my initial curiosity as a landowner has resulted in a book published by Texas A&M University Press in October 2016.

I invite you to be a part of this project. Please use the CONTACT option to let me know you wish to be added to my contact list. I'll be sure and update you on any related activities. Check out the ORDERS tab to get a copy of the book and for some free downloads.

You can also follow updates here on the BLOG. I hope you will be a part of the conversation both here and in the Trammel's Trace group on Facebook. 

My book on Trammel's Trace was released in October 2016. Order now to get extra copies as Christmas gifts.

My book on Trammel's Trace was released in October 2016. Order now to get extra copies as Christmas gifts.

Low-light photo of Trammel's Trace. Hwy 77 between Naples and Atlanta, near Dalton Church. Site of a Texas Historical Marker. Photo by Bob Vernon.

Low-light photo of Trammel's Trace. Hwy 77 between Naples and Atlanta, near Dalton Church. Site of a Texas Historical Marker. Photo by Bob Vernon.

A Living History that Continues

One of things about Trammel's Trace that attracted me is that it is still present in places across the landscape in southwestern Arkansas and northeastern Texas. 

Meeting landowners who learn that rut across their pasture is a 200-year-old road for migration to Texas or standing at the edge of a river where hundreds of people crossed into a completely unfamiliar frontier, never fails to give me chill bumps. The sensation of standing at those same places on the ground where history happened is the feeling that will help this road be protected by landowners who have their own sense of history being present.

The COUNTIES and LANDOWNERS options on the navigation bar tell some of of those stories. Check it out. Still not complete, but some pictures are there for you to peruse.

Thanks for being a part of the
future story of Trammel's Trace!

Author and independent researcher, Gary L. Pinkerton

Author and independent researcher, Gary L. Pinkerton