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

Scotia

 

—Port Gibson Historic Tour —

 
Scotia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Scotia Marker
Inscription. Built by Thomas Foster as a one room log house in 1768 in the community of Scotia, located 5 miles south of the present town of Roxie in Franklin County, Mississippi. About 1789 a "dog trot" was added to connect a second room. The upstairs was added for families living quarters and the downstairs was used as a stage stop accommodation for travelers.

The construction of the building was of hand-hewn yellow pine put together by the dove-tail method. The timbers above the front door are 52 feet in length cut from heart pine and still in perfect condition.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Faulk purchased "Scotia" from the Robert Ferrells and moved it to Warren County, log by log. It was moved to this location in 1976 and donated in memory of the Faulk, Foster and Johnston families of Claiborne County.
 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Location. 32° 1.838′ N, 91° 3.164′ W. Marker is in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from Grand Gulf Road east of River Road. Touch for map. Located at the Grand Gulf Military Park (Fee charged). Marker is at or near this postal address: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Scotia "Dog Trot" log house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Scotia "Dog Trot" log house.
distance of this marker. Water Wheel (a few steps from this marker); Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Supporting Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Gulf Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buildup for War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Comes to Grand Gulf (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Entrance sign to Grand Gulf Military Park where building is located. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. Entrance sign to Grand Gulf Military Park where building is located.
Recent rains have overflowed the Mississippi River, normally a half mile further west, causing this flooding and closing the Grand Gulf Road past this park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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