The road was started in Williamson County because a treaty with the Chickasaw Native American tribe yet, but there was time for General Andrew Jackson and John Overton, an early Tennessee banker, judge, lawyer and political leader, to have the road rerouted to Franklin, Tennessee in order to make use of commerce where people could buy supplies.
The rerouted trail went off a ridge to what is currently known as Leiper's Creek Road, and through the Hillsboro settlement (now Leiper's Fork) to Southall Road to Carter's Creek Pike to Natchez Street. The road would finally wind up going through Main Street in Franklin to where it ended, at Granny White Pike.
Turnbow said, “We can thank Thomas Jefferson for the wheel roads we are still using today. Franklin is a Natchez Trace town.2