Rodney in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Laurel Hill Plantation
Windsor Battleﬁeld Tour
Ca. 1815. Located almost one mile southwest, Laurel Hill is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A single approach leads from the primary road one-fourth mile toward Rodney down a deeply cut roadbed bordered by moss-draped cedars and oaks. The house itself, now a private home, is a large white two story frame structure designed along simple lines with overhanging eaves protecting double galleries. the lower gallery is supported by square columns, while the second level has round columns. Laurel Hill Plantation was developed by Dr. Rush Nutt, a colorful and ingenious agricultural pioneer of early Mississippi. In 1837, Dr. Nutt died, and is thought to be buried in the family cemetery located just off the drive a few hundred yards northeast of his Laurel Hill Plantation House. The Laurel Hill Cemetery, containing the graves of many members of the Nutt family, is enclosed by a wrought iron fence and features several imposing nineteenth century markers. Buried here, in addition to Dr. Nutt, are his wife and daughters and their descendents. The cemetery also contains the graves of many victims of the yellow fever and cholera epidemics which struck Rodney in 1853 and 1855.
Location. 31° 51.779′ N, 91° 11.999′ W. Marker is in Rodney, Mississippi Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorman MS 39096, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Rodney to Bruinsburg Road (here, next to this marker); Old Town of Rodney (here, next to this marker); Old Town of Rodney - Structures (here, next to this marker); Dr. Rush Nutt (1781-1837) (here, next to this marker); Old Rodney Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town of Rodney - Layout (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Rodney Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Rodney - Her Rise (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rodney.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on July 9, 2018. 2. submitted on July 10, 2018.