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Mississippi - Landmarks and Points of Interest

Mississippi - Landmarks and Points of Interest

Verandah House
Built in 1857, the Verandah House is one of Corinth's 16 National Historic Landmarks. The house served as headquarters for Confederate & Union Generals during the Civil War.

Rosemont Plantation
See the family home of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. The grounds include the Davis family cemetery and outbuildings, and many of the family's original furnishings, portraits, and personal items are displayed in the house.

Rowan Oak, Home of William Faulkner
Visit the storied Oxford home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, and view the outline of his famous novel, "A Fable," written in the author's own hand on his study wall.

Sciple's Mill
Run by a water-turbine wheel, the c. 1790 mill in DeKalb can grind 32 bushels of corn or wheat per hour.

Hurricane Katrina Memorial
The Katrina Memorial in Biloxi is dedicated to the Gulf Coast victims who perished in the hurricane and stands 12-feet tall, about the height of the water during Hurricane Katrina's storm surge at the Biloxi Town Green. The Memorial contains a tile inlay of a wave and a glass case containing various items from destroyed buildings.

Borroum's Drug Store
Take a sip of genuine Americana. Borroum's was established in 1865 and remains the oldest family-operated drug store in Mississippi. Sodas at this Corinth landmark are still made the old fashioned way.

Walter Place Estate, Cottages and Gardens
The Holly Springs home of General and Mrs. Ulysess S. Grant in 1862, during the Civil War showcases a combination of Gothic and Classic Greek Revival Styles.

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