Sunday, May 7, 2017

Rocky Springs, Mississippi

Rocky Springs, Mississippi was once a large town along the Natchez Trace. Today, only the church built in 1837 pictured below remains.
Rocky Springs Methodist Church (built 1837)
Small statue in front of the church

At one time 2,600 people lived here. Built from a watering hole and a rocky outcropping that gave the town it's name, slowly died off in the early 1900's thanks to a pandemic and then boil weevil infestation of cotton crops.

Even the cemetery is grown up.
Rocky Springs Cemetery (behind or north of the church)

For more information on Rocky Springs' history.

For more information on The Natchez Trace (National Parks Service)

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