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Near Stanton in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mount Locust

 
 
Mount Locust Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Mount Locust Marker
Inscription. Constructed ca. 1780, this home is one of the oldest structures in Mississippi. It functioned as both a working plantation and as an inn, where travelers on the Natchez Trace could rest for the night. Mount Locust is the only surviving inn of the more than 50 that existed during the period of greatest use of the Old Natchez Trace.
 
Erected 2004 by Mississippi State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 31° 41.207′ N, 91° 11.353′ W. Marker is near Stanton, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 15.5), 0.2 miles south of Cannonsburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Mount Locust turnout next to the ranger station / restroom building. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mount Locust (a few steps from this marker); Bullen Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Loess Bluff (approx. 3 miles away); Emerald Mound
Mount Locust Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Mount Locust Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Emerald Mound (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Emerald Mound (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 6.4 miles away); A National Road (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 16, 2015.) 

2. Kaintucks to Cotton. Brochure on Mount Locust from the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 16, 2015.) 
 
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Mount Locust Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Mount Locust Marker
Ranger Station / Restroom Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. Ranger Station / Restroom Building
Marker located at left end of building
Mount Locust image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
5. Mount Locust
The Natchez Trace passed in front of the building
Front Porch of Mount Locust image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
6. Front Porch of Mount Locust
Back Side of Mount Locust image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
7. Back Side of Mount Locust
Interior of Room in Mount Locust image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
8. Interior of Room in Mount Locust
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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