"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 and Cons
  • 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
  • Last visit to Port Gibson: Jul 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Those ruins would be a must for me - brilliant for photography as you say. Rodney too - I've always though of ghost towns as a Wild West thing!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Those beautiful and haunting columns are but a reminder of how fleeting is man's greatness. With Rodney, it appears that you indeed found a genuine ghost town. Very impressive stuff here Oliver!


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