The Story Behind This Mississippi Plantation Spans More Than 200 Years And Two Continents

Some of the state’s most historic sites are also the most inconspicuous, and that’s exactly the case with Prospect Hill Plantation. At first glance, the historic home looks like just that – an old house. However, the home, which dates back to the 1850s, has an interesting story, which involves a prominent Mississippi family, hundreds of slaves, and a long journey to Africa.

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Prospect Hill is located at 1197 Tillman Chapel Rd., Lorman, MS 39096. For more information, visit the plantation’s Facebook page or the Archaeological Conservancy website.

Want to learn more about Prospect Hill and its history? Check out “Mississippi in Africa” by Alan Huffman.

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Mississippi has an interesting history! Read about another event from the state’s past here.