McGehee Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 22:33

The McGehee Plantation is a historic Southern plantation in Senatobia, Mississippi, USA.  The McGehee Plantation is located at 50 Ed Nelson Drive in Senatobia, Mississippi.[1]

The land belonged to the Chickasaw Nation until 1830.[2] In 1854, it was acquired by planter Abner F. McGehee, the son of Hugh McGehee,[2] and thus the nephew of Edward McGehee. The Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad ran through the grounds, thus making it a desirable business opportunity.[2]

The mansion, designed in the Greek Revival architectural style, was completed in 1856.[2] It was built by African slaves, who also picked cotton in the fields.[2]

Author Stark Young grew up on the plantation, as his mother was a direct descendant of McGehee.[2] His 1934 novel, So Red the Rose, was based on this plantation, thus the fictionalized version was set in Natchez, Mississippi.[2]

 

Location
Senatobia
State
Owners
Abner F. McGehee
Founded
1856
Status
Unknown
Address
50 Ed Nelson Drive, Senatobia, Mississippi
NRHP Ref Number
07000648