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Near Port Gibson you can find the ruins of what once was one of the largest and finest antebellum houses in Mississippi. Twenty-three monolithic columns are all that remain.
It was called Windsor and was the home of Smith Coffee Daniell II, a wealthy planter. It was built between 1859-1861.
The houses costed $175,000 back then.
It survived the civil war but was destroyed by fire in 1890 when a party guest threw a lit cigarette into a waste basket.

The site is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Entrance is free.

Directions: 10 miles west of Port Gibson along hioghway 552.

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  • Written Nov 24, 2003
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