Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mount Locust Inn

Accessible from the Natchez Trace Parkway, Mount Locust Inn is the only inn remaining from the many that were located along the Natchez Trace, a road that connected Natchez, Mississippi with Nashville, Tennessee.  The inn was also part of a slave plantation.  Today, the site includes a slave cemetery.  This is the inn, viewed from the front.

Behind the inn are the cistern and a bell.

The slave cemetery is surrounded by a split-rail fence, and located behind this sign, which shows the names of 10 slaves who lived and worked at Mount Locust.

More information on Mount Locust may be found here, here, here and here.

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