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Triangle Cultural Center

Triangle Cultural Center 332 North Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi This building, Yazoo’s Main Street School from the time it was built in early 1904, was purchased in 1977 by the Yazoo Library Association through the civic and monetary efforts of citizens and businesses of Yazoo. It now belongs to the city of Yazoo City.  The Main Street front is notable for its monumental portico of gigantic modified Ionic columns. The Sam Olden Yazoo Historical Society Museum, the William Duke Carter Collection of Antique Tools, the Yazoo City School of Dance, various art and music classes and events held throughout the year, the building’s theater, and its history make it an educational and cultural center for local citizens and for tourists.  It is considered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to be one of the finest examples of a turn of the twentieth-century school in the state. The Triangle


Payne-Seward House

Payne-Seward House 118 Grand Avenue Yazoo City, Mississippi This Victorian home in the Queen Anne Style was designed by Elijah E. Myers, a leading proponent of public architecture and known as the greatest builder  of state capitols in the latter half of the 19th century.  A. M. Payne, the son of the owner of Koalunsa, a plantation overlooking the Yazoo River, built this house in 1891. Download our Historic Homes Self-Guided Tour in PDF format here!


No Mistake Plantation

No Mistake Plantation possibly somewhat small South of Satartia on Hwy. 3 No Mistake Plantation, originally a 10,000 acre cotton plantation near Satartia, was established in 1833 by James and Nathaniel Dick, wealthy and prominent New Orleans merchants.  James Dick wrote his brother Nathaniel about the land, and his brother advised that “we would make no mistake buying that land.”  John Monroe Dick acted as the overseer of the plantation before the Civil War.  This house was originally the overseer’s home and is a one-and-a-half story cottage with a sloping dormered roof supported by eight columns on the broad veranda.  After becoming manager of the farm, Francis Pleasant Smith purchased the property from the earlier owners in 1888.  Later this farm, under the ownership of William Henry (Billy) Smith and later his wife, Ethel Barfield Smith, became known for its beautiful gardens. In the 1990s, No Mistake Plantation became a bed


Home Place

Home Place Midway Community For at least five generations, the Swayze Home Place has been farmed by the same family.  Richard Swayze received an original land grant in 1832.  His first home still stands and is used as a tool shed today.  The present home was built in the 1850s.  This farm has been recognized nationally for its conservation practices.


Stubblefield Plantation

Stubblefield Plantation www.mnubox.com/pages/payday loan emergency moneyhow can i get a cash loan today Black Jack Road The Stubblefield Plantation house was built circa 1872 by Simon P. Stubblefield.  The story goes that he returned from the Civil War wounded but made a crop and set about building the house.  The actual planning and work was done by “Old Mory,” an ex-slave who had built many of the homes in the area.  Still the original house in many respects, Stubblefield features grand double entry doors with sidelights and six  towering boxed columns supporting the front of the house.  It is the third residence to occupy the land patented to William Henry Stubblefield, a pioneer settler of Yazoo County, in 1832 on original land grants signed by Andrew Jackson.


Dalton House

Dalton House 10000 bad credit loans 214 South Monroe Street Yazoo City, Mississippi Possibly the oldest remaining house in Yazoo City, the Dalton House is much altered in its present form.  This house is recorded as having been sold with the property in 1837. The windows and the siding of the present structure are replacements of around 1900, but two original windows with blinds remain, relocated to the attic gables.  The in-set porch probably had rectangular section box columns, at some time replaced by the present turned-Victorian posts.


The Bull Homestead

The Bull Homestead and Cemetery Hwy. 16 near the Big Black River The Bull Homestead consists of an early vernacular hall-and-parlor galleried cottage, built circa 1835 and enlarged about 1848, several adjacent outbuildings and barns, and a family cemetery.  Situated on a knoll, the house faces north and is surrounded by large magnolia trees.  This house and farmstead, dating from the settlement period of Yazoo County, has remained in the same family for five generations.  The house is remarkably well preserved and a rare survivor of this type of architecture in central Mississippi.  The Bull Cemetery is one of the earliest in eastern Yazoo County.


Tinsley Oil Field

Tinsley Oil Field On Hwy. 49 at Little Yazoo, 5 miles east of Tinsley Oil Field Oil was first discovered in Mississippi in 1939 just west of here on the Mississippi River in the Gulf Coast region.  The discovery of oil at Tinsley Field in Yazoo County marked the beginning of commercial production of petroleum products in Mississippi.  During its first 50 years, 220,000,000 barrels of oil were produced.


Starling-Wilburn House

Starling-Wilburn House 1416 Bell Road Yazoo City, Mississippi inaccurate creditgreenwoods personal credit Historically known as the Mosely-Woods house, this house was built ca. 1860 and purchased by William Mosely in 1880.  It is one of the oldest African American residences continuously owned by the same family in the Yazoo City area.  This house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.


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