Oakwood Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Mon, 12/26/2016 - 18:56

Southwestern Jefferson County, Mississippi - fifteen miles from Natchez. At map coordinates T8N-R1W, section 27 and probably also section 42.  The big house on the plantation was probably on or near the Old Natchez Trace, while the back side of the plantation was at or near Farichild Creek (which formed part of the Jefferson/Adams County line). 

Oakwood was a cotton plantation.  Based on maps, the plantation was probably in the range of 600 to 800 acres in size.  Cotton was the cash crop, and corn was grown to feed the people and the livestock.

James Archer owned 98 slaves in Jefferson Co.  They were probably on Oakwood Plantation and Oakwood Tract (six miles up the Old Natchez Trace from Oakwood).

 

Location
Natchez
State
Owners
William G. Forman
David Hunt
James Archer
Founded
Circa 1800
Status
Unknown