The land belonged to the Chickasaw Nation until 1830. In 1854, it was acquired by planter Abner F. McGehee, the son of Hugh McGehee, and thus the nephew of Edward McGehee. The Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad ran through the grounds, thus making it a desirable business opportunity.
Author Stark Young grew up on the plantation, as his mother was a direct descendant of McGehee. His 1934 novel, So Red the Rose, was based on this plantation, thus the fictionalized version was set in Natchez, Mississippi.