Greenwood Plantation was established in 1792 on the Louisiana Mississippi border in Pinckneyville near the Mississippi River just below the early port of Fort Adams. The current house was built six years before this southwestern corner became the...
Greenwood Plantation was established in 1792 on the Louisiana Mississippi border in Pinckneyville near the Mississippi River just below the early port of Fort Adams. The current house was built six years before this southwestern corner became the Mississippi Territory of the United States of America and is today the oldest known home in Wilkinson County.
Roche a Davion, spotted in 1699, later named Fort Adams in 1798, with Blockhouse Hill, the highest spot on the River between New Orleans and Memphis, was one of the first ports on the Lower Mississippi valley, having been discovered by French explorers.
Just south of Fort Adams but high in the Angola Hills, Greenwood was built by Patrick Foley, an immensely wealthy man from Ireland who was in the employ of the Spanish during their ownership and was rewarded with land grants that stretched from Natchez to New Orleans. He once owned 4500 acres in Wilkinson County alone.
His 1790 land grant was originally for 1200 acres. Two years later he built a a one story house . . . the beginning of this current two story structure. And it is understood that in the 1840’s the second story was added.
The Brandon family is recognized as the First Family of Mississippi . . . the first native born Governor of the state was Gerard Chittoque Brandon . . . . . and there are a dozen or more Brandon plantations in Adams and Wilkinson Counties . . .most of them still in Brandon ownership.
Greenwood has always been in the family. Nearby Arcole and Columbian Springs, the home of the Governor, where he is buried , and next door, Desert plantation, still are.
Greenwood house, which was literally untouched for just over two hundred years, except for a huge rear addition about 35 years ago, has recently been restored with few changes. It has every bit of its long-recognized charm but with the comfort and security of a contemporary structure.
The many out-buildings have been saved and the grounds have been cleared and the four ponds made more accessible. Wilkinson County is recognized for its superb hunting and fishing . . . all four ponds are well stocked. The grounds are largely wooded with some pastures.
The mostly original part of the house is a two story double galleried frame structure with Federal detailing. It is a center hall four room home downstairs with two principal rooms on the second story.
The plantation is about a quarter mile road off Woodstock Road, a graveled road leading south into Louisiana from the Woodville Pinckneyville Road.
Greenwood is about a 19-mile drive going West on 24 from Woodville or 17 miles from St. Francisville going north on the Angola Road
Central Air Conditioning
Over 50 Years Old
Greenwood Plantation, Woodville, Mississippi 39669 United States is a Single Family Homes for Sale for $940,000. Was built in 1792, has on a lot of 135.88 Acres and it's composed from 4 Bedrooms, 2 full baths
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