The Papers of Jefferson Davis
 
The Papers of Jefferson Davis

Photograph by William W. Washburn, 1888 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

 

  Rosemont

Woodville, Mississippi

 Rosemont
 Modern photo courtesy of Rosemont Plantation.
Davis' parents, Samuel and Jane Davis, settled in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, about 1810. There they built Rosemont, which was originally known as Poplar Grove. Jefferson Davis' modest boyhood home remained in the family for 100 years, and five generations of Davises are buried in a cemetery near the house. The home has been restored and may be toured by the public.

 

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The Papers of Jefferson Davis
Rice University--MS 43
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892
Phone: (713) 348-4990
Fax: (713) 348-4383
E-mail: davis@rice.edu