Osburn Stand is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 93.1.

Old Trace

Osburn Stand - Natchez Trace Parkway

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 captital leading to the demise of the stands along this section of the Old Trace.
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  • Latitude: 32.3888833
    Longitude: -90.2555
    Elevation (approximate): 318 feet
    Milepost: 93.1
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