Stands on the Old Trace

Stands on the Old Trace (HM1L9F)

Location: Hampshire, TN 38461 Hickman County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 39.542', W 87° 19.509'

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Travel on the Natchez Trace was an adventure in the early 1800's. The 500-mile trail traversed a sprawling wilderness where only Indians, outlaws, and wild animals were at home. Travelers needed a place to find food, supplies, and rest.

At government request, the Chickasaw tribe permitted the establishment of inns or "stands" at one-day intervals through their lands - but only if Indians were the proprietors. One such stand known as "Sheboss" once operated near here, although the exact location is unknown.

Sheboss Stand
The widow Cranfield operated an inn here with her Indian second-husband who spoke little English. According to legend, when travelers approached with questions about accommodations, he would only point to his wife and say, "She boss".
HM NumberHM1L9F
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 470569 N 3946180
Decimal Degrees35.65903333, -87.32515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 39.542', W 87° 19.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 39' 32.52" N, 87° 19' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)931
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Sheboss Pl Trail, Hampshire TN 38461, US
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