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Memory Lane

Located in the Town of Greenville, this 1-mile trail takes visitors down "memory lane" as they walk through the old town of Greenville, one of the sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the sidewalks of Old Greenville on a self guided historic walk. This is a walking trail.

photo: photo by Gary Stilts

Length: 1.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Fitness Trail, Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Off US 67 at Wappapello Lake 30 Miles N of Poplar Bluff.
State(s): Missouri
Counties: Wayne
Longitude: -90.4551
Latitude: 37.0996

Driving Directions

From Poplar Bluff Missouri, take Hwy 67 North 30 miles to the Greenville Recreation Area exit. Turn right and then right again and follow road to day use area.


This trail was traveled by a
NRT Ambassador on 04/29/2020.

Because of its archaelogical and historic significance, the old town of Greenville has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1990. today this site is commonly referred to as Old Greenville. For a journey through the past, tour the sidewalks of Old Greenville on a self-guided historic walk known as memory Lane and learn about a town and its people who shaped our nation's history.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Concrete
Secondary Surface: Concrete

Elevation Low Point: 376
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: USACE Memory Lane Brochure
Website: USACE Website for Wappapello Lake

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Becky Hays
US Army Corps of Engineers
10992 Highway T
Wappapello, MO 63966
(573) 778-5404
[email protected]



Memory Lane trailhead and gazebo. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Memory Lane trailhead and gazebo. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

The paved trail traces the streets and sidewalks of the historic town of Greenville. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

The paved trail traces the streets and sidewalks of the historic town of Greenville. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.


NRT Ambassador Review

Memory Lane is located within the Greenville Campground and Recreation Area of Wappapello Lake, which is on the banks of the St. Francis River. Parking is provided in a large lot across from the trailhead and gazebo, just before you enter the campground.

The paved trail is arranged as city blocks, following a mile of sidewalks and streets of the historic town of Greenville that existed here before being moved to its present location due to flooding issues. To note, please use caution on the trail as weathering of the concrete has caused uneven surfaces and wet spots.

There are a number of interpretive signs at the gazebo and along the trail that describe the history of the town and notable people. Also, see the attached brochure on this webpage for a self-guided tour.

The recreation area contains picnic, playground and restroom facilities. There is a boat ramp at the adjacent Bettis Ford site, which also was a river crossing used in 1838 during the forced removal of the Cherokee people along the Trail of Tears.

There is a nearby trailhead for the Greenville Bike Trail that connects the historic and present-day towns. Additionally, a segment of the Memory Lane trail overlaps with the bike trail and the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

It is worth making a trip to this recreation area to learn about the historical significance of the site, and there are abundant outdoor activities for the entire family. Please leave no trace by using provided trash receptacles and being mindful of other folks visiting the area.

March 26, 2021



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