Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mount Locust along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Early in our trip northward on the Natchez Trace Parkway we stopped at Mount Locust.  Constructed about 1780, Mount Locust is one of the oldest structures in the State of 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 the greatest use of the Natchez Trace.

Mount Locust is surrounded by split rail fences.