"woodville mississippi" Woodville by doug48

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jefferson davis' boyhood home

woodville mississippi is a small town near the louisiana-mississippi border on US 61. woodville is the county seat of wilkinson county mississippi. there are a couple of attractions of interest to the tourist. most visitors come to woodville to see the jefferson davis boyhood home and nearby greenwood plantation. woodville is a interesting "off the beaten path" place to see in southwest mississippi.

woodville was home to jefferson davis, the president of the confederacy and to general carnot posey a confederate civil war general.

carnot posey was born near woodville in 1818. posey was a lieutenant in the mexican-american war. after the war president james buchanan appointed posey district attorney for southern mississippi. when mississippi succeded from the union posey became a confederate general. posey was killed in 1863 at the battle of bristoe station.

  • Last visit to Woodville: May 2010
  • Intro Updated Oct 28, 2010
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Great tips on the plantations! Did you miss the courthouse?

    • Basaic's Profile Photo
      Sep 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      Sorry, I am going blind. Nice courthouse pic.


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