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Southside Plantation - Jefferson MS

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Jefferson Co., MS. This plantation was right on the MS River to the south of the town of Rodney, MS. David Hunt's Fatlands Plantation was inbetween Southside Plantation and the town of Rodney (both on the MS River). Thus, Southside was the second plantation below Rodney. Rodney had a busy MS River port in the 1800s.


On the map at the following link, find the property that is colored "red" on the MS River just south of Rodney, MS. Southside Plantation was about half way between the red property and the town of Rodney. http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/maps/louisiana/parishmap/tensaslatourette1848.jpg


The following map link shows the land after the Civil War when the MS River had shifted away from the plantation to the west.


The plantation was at land coordinates T10N-R1W, section 20. These land coordinates can be found at the following two websites.

  1. The General Land Office Records at the Bureau of Land Management website. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/SurveySearch/Survey_Detail.asp?dmid=74216&Index=66&QryID=2095%2E385&DetailTab=3
  2. The MS Department of Transportation website County Highway maps shows this land in modern times - the MS River shifted away from this land shortly after the Civil War. http://www.gomdot.com


Date Constructed/ Founded

Southside Plantation's founding date is probably July 22, 1818 when David Hunt bought this land.


Associated Surnames



Historical notes

From current satellite images that show the present day cleared fields at this location, the plantation appears to have been 600 to 700 acres in size.


This plantation was never a residence for any of the Hunt clan before the Civil War. It would have been operated for David Hunt by a plantation manager who lived on the plantation.


Associated Slave Workplaces


Associated Free Persons



Associated Enslaved Persons


  • From the 1860 Federal Slave Schedule, Jefferson Co. Transcribed by Tom Blake, 386 slaves - HUNT, David, Police Dist. 4, page 60B. (David Hunt had given several of his Jefferson County Plantations to his children by 1860, but he still retained Southside, Fatlands, Woodlawn, Brick Quarters and possibly others - maybe Waverly and Buena Vista. These 386 slaves would have been spread across all of these plantations - see Woodlawn Plantation MS for more information}


Research Leads and Plantation Records


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Miscellaneous Information


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*Plantations of David Hunt, by Andy McMillon. http://jeffersoncountyms.org/davidhunt.htm

*The Hunt Family of Jefferson County, by Andy McMillion. http://jeffersoncountyms.org/hunt_family.htm


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