Cherry Grove Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 22:26

Cherry Grove Plantation is a historic plantation in Natchez, Mississippi.  It is located in South East Natchez.[2]

The mansion was built by Pierre Surget (1731-1796), a French planter, in 1788, over 2,500 acres of Spanish land grant.[2][3] As such, it is one of the earliest private residence in Natchez.[3] After his death, his widow Catherine (d'Hubert) Surget expanded the grounds of the property.[2] By 1850, the house belonged to their son Jacob Surget, though their other son James Surget was the one living there and had sixteen house servants in residence.[2][4] It remains in the Surget family.[3]

In September 1861, a group of planters rounded up slaves after hearing rumors they schemed to “kill their masters”, and “ravish”, “ride” and “take the ladies for wives”. Ten were hanged at Cherry Grove Plantation.[5]

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since March 31, 1983.

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Location
Natchez
State
County
GeoCoord
31°27′51.5″N 91°21′13.3″W
Owners
Pierre Surget
Founded
1788
Status
Active
NRHP Ref Number
83000949