Saturday, August 30, 2008

An Old Road From Antebellum Times

Pictured above is an old road in western Itawamba County traveling through the dense forest. Over the years, such old roads became recessed into the landscape, a product of years of travel. This old road connected Woodlawn to Plantersville during antebellum times. Woodlawn was a voting precinct with the postmaster being Richard Borum. The post office served the big agricultural district west of the Tombigbee River and north of the Boguefala Creek area. Plantersville was created during the early 1850's and was a center of trade for some of the county's larger plantations. Early field survey notes from the 1830's of the Chickasaw Cession show several trails in this area of the county basically following this old road.

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