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Hermanville in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rocky Springs

 
 
Rocky Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
1. Rocky Springs Marker
Inscription. The once active spring provided a natural stopping place for travelers on the Natchez Trace and helped establish and sustain the rural community of Rocky Springs. The 25 square mile town, which included a post rider relay station prospered for approximately100 years surviving many hardships, but a boll weevil infestation devastated the economy. Today, an inactive church, cemetery, cisterns and safes are the only reminders of a once prosperous rural community.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi State Society, NSDAR.
 
Location. 32° 5.333′ N, 90° 48.517′ W. Marker is in Hermanville, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from Unamed Road 0.7 miles west of Natchez Trace Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker can be accessed from the Natchez Trace Parkway at the Rocky Springs exit at mile marker 54.8. Marker is in this post office area: Hermanville MS 39086, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Natchez Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town of Rocky Springs (approx. mile away); Federals Occupy Rocky Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Owens Creek
Old Rocky Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
2. Old Rocky Springs Marker
Springs were important to early travelers, providing relief from the dust and heat of the trail. Settlement was often determined by the location of dependable springs. A good spring saved the expense and hard work of digging a producing well. Rocky Spring got its name because it flowed from under a rock ledge. The name evolved to Rocky Springs and was adopted by the community which grew up nearby. The spring no longer flows., but the site may be reached by taking a 15 minute walk down the trail to your right.
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Lower Choctaw Boundary (approx. 6.4 miles away); Grindstone Ford (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mangum Mound (approx. 8.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Sunken Trace (approx. 11.9 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Hermanville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Rocky Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
3. Rocky Springs Marker
Rocky Springs Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
4. Rocky Springs Church
Rocky Springs Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 30, 2016
5. Rocky Springs Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016.
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