Mount Locust

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Natchez, Mississippi

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The only original building on the trace. May 01, 2013
Located about 16 miles north of Natchez, MS along the Natchez Trace Parkway is this real historic site where soldiers, slaves, Indians, and traders used to stay on their way along this trail. This nicely preserved and slightly restored home looks the same today as it did in 1820. There is no charge to visit and tour the site. They have created a nice driveway and parking lot and restrooms a short distance from the inn and a Ranger is there to give you a brochure and answer questions you may have.

Being a good days walk north from Natchez made it an ideal location for an inn, or Stand as they called it in those days, back before the days of steamboats. John Blommart began building during the American Revolution around 1780 and after it changed owners in about 1794 it was turned into more than a home and the inn began charging twenty-five cents for the night’s stay and meals.

Today it is the only original building still standing along the trace.
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spocklogic says:
Well, the dollar has risen and fallen since 1800, but I think the answer is about in the range of 3-5 dollars.
Posted on: Jul 22, 2013
Zagnut66 says:
I wonder what that 25 cents per night amounts to today when adjusted for inflation?
Posted on: Jul 22, 2013
missandrea81 says:
Interesting place. I'm glad they keep it restored.
Posted on: Jul 22, 2013
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