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Near Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Osburn Stand

 
 
Osburn Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Osburn Stand Marker
Inscription. To improve communication to the Old Southwest, the Natchez Trace was declared a post road in 1800. Afterwards, with Choctaw permission, improvements to this section of the Old Trace began. In 1805, the Choctaw allowed inns, known as stands, to be built along the route to provide basic food and shelter to travelers. By 1811, Noble Osburn opened a stand near this spot. He was known to treat equally his Choctaw neighbors and American travelers. In 1821 at LeFleur’s Bluff along the Pearl River, the city of Jackson was founded and a year later became the state capital. As a result, the postal route shifted slightly east from here to go through the new capital leading to the demise of the stands along this section of the Old Trace.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 23.34′ N, 90° 15.327′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 93.1), half a mile north of Medgar Evers Boulevard (U.S. 49), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MS 39209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6
Osburn Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Osburn Stand Marker
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malaco Records (approx. 2.9 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cassandra Wilson (approx. 4˝ miles away); Clinton Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dr. Walter Hillman (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hillman College (approx. 5.4 miles away); Queen of Hearts (approx. 5.4 miles away); Charles Caldwell Assassination (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.) 
 
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View to Northeast at Osburn Stand Pullout image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. View to Northeast at Osburn Stand Pullout
Osburn Stand Turnoff<br>on the Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. Osburn Stand Turnoff
on the Natchez Trace Parkway
View to southwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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