Plantations are a huge part of the research I have done into the history of slavery, with a particular emphasis on the regions of Louisiana and Mississippi. With that in mind, I thought it would be need to start a collection of posts that highlight some of the most well-known plantations of the American South. First up: the Myrtles Plantation.
Five Facts About the Myrtles Plantation
- Located in St. Francisville, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge
- There are rumours it was built on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground
- Built in 1796 by General David Bradford–it used to be called Laurel Grove
- It is known as one of America’s most haunted homes and is said to have at least 12 ghosts.
- There were rumours of 10 murders occurring at the house, but historical records only show the murder of William Winter.
I’ll add more plantations to this series of posts as time goes on. What are some southern plantations you have visited? Have you ever had ghostly/paranormal/out of the ordinary experiences while touring a plantation? Sound off below!