"Ruins near Port Gibson: Windsor and Rodney" Port Gibson by calcaf38
Port Gibson Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 42 photos
Port Gibson was spared during the Civil War because Ulysses Grant declared the town "too beautiful to burn." Today, Port Gibson is a depressed looking small town, with a few blocks' worth of historical buildings, which in turn are threatened by the possible widening of Route 61 (Church Street).
My goal in the area was to visit two ruins: one being the famous Windsor Ruins, and the other being the forgotten river port of Rodney. I only spent a few moments in Port Gibson proper, on my way back to the Natchez Trace Parkway.
- Pros:Famous, yet completely off the beaten path
- Cons:Nowhere to sit down and have a cool drink or a decent sandwich
- In a nutshell:Ghosts of Mississippi, indeed
Rodney was originally a French settlement on the Mississippi, and progressed into a leading river town with 1,000... more travel advice
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