Rocky Springs

Rocky Springs, MS

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A stop along the Natchez Trace Parkway that has now been turned into a camping site is Rocky Springs. Once upon a time, there was a town on this spot, but currently, the only thing left is the still-active church, the church cemetery, and a couple of remnants of the old town, like a bank vault that was cemented into the ground.

Rocky Springs Church

Rocky Springs Cemetery

Walking Bridge

Old Bank Safe - Cemented into the Ground It's All that is left

Laurel Valley Sugar Mill and Plantation Site

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Located in Thibodaux, LA the historic site is mostly the remnants of the old plantation. Right along the road, you can view the long-abandoned slave cabins, that later become homesteader cabins, during the time that this was the largest sugar producer in Lafourche Parish. As it is, the roadside is a reminder of a different time, and a source of some really interesting examples of capturing abandoned history as you take a drive in the country.

You can learn more about the history here.

Rusty Roof

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Abandoned Slave Cabin

Cabins B/W

Laurel Valley Plantation

Laurel Valley Cabin Road

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Old Slave Cabins in Thibadeaux

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