United States of America, Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez
Monmouth (Natchez, Mississippi)
"Monmouth is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated an Historic Landmark. The Monmouth setting is a beautiful sight. The constantly well kept Monmouth gardens have great appeal, and many visitors spend time here throughout the year. Native plants abound and enhance selected cultivated plant material. A special rose garden set teh theme for excellence in plant choices. The pear orchard revived and replanted from traditional earlier production of this and other fruits by John Quitman is also noteworthy."
"Highlighting the property is a small lake with a picturesque bridge. The bridge crossing leads to a gravel pathway directly in line with an approach to either an early cemetary whre one of the first owners is buried, or should one chosose the alternate turn, there is the option of taking a well marked nature trail into the natural forest part of Monmouth's property. Translated into reality the garden plan evolved into a beautiful year round picture.
Persons associated with the property include: Lewis and Sarah Evans (former owner February 22, 1814 to December 21, 1817); Jonathan Thompson (former owner from December 21, 1817 to January 11, 1825); John Hankinson (former owner from January 11, 1825 to March 11, 1826); Calvin Smith (former owner from march 11, 1826 to 1858); Rosalie Quitman Duncan (former owner from 1858 to 1914); Alice Quitman Lovell (former owner 1914 to Jan 1, 1919); Eva C. Lovell (former owner from 1914 to January 1, 1919); W. W. Perry (former owner from Jan 1, 1919 to June 15, 1922); Lottie Perry (former owner from June 15, 1922 to ?).
Persons associated with the property include: Annie G. Gwin Barnum (former owner from ?); Anne Gwin Vaughan (former owner from ?); Lucien C. and Lawrence P. Gwin (former owner from ?); Ron and Mimi Miller (Historic Natchez Advisors in 1982); Ms. Elbert Hilliard (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, consultant in 1982); Danny Smith (Builder/Contractor); Bill Garbo (landscape architect); Bryan Graham (landscape architect); Harvey Cotton (horticulturist and manager); Larry Stewart (gardener and nature trail planner); Malcolm Robson (wood grainer, England).
Garden has been featured in Perior, Timothy, Monmouth Plantation. a booklet. 1989
Garden has been featured in U. S. National Park Service. National Register for Historic Places. Inventory
Garden has been featured in Tyree, Mrs. Raymond, Natchez Antebellum Homes. 1964. Tom L. Ketchings Co. Natchez, MS
Garden has been featured in Pishel, Robert Gordon, Museum City of the Old South. Magnolia Publishing Co., Tulsa, Okla. 1959
Garden has been featured in Cooper, J. Wesley, A Treasure of Antebellum Homes. Southern Historical Publications. 1957
Garden has been featured in Cooper, J. Wesley, Ante-bellum Homes of Natchez. Southern Historical Publishing Co., 1970
Garden has been featured in Smith, Reid, and Owens, John, Majesty of Natchez. Paddle Wheel Publications. 1969
Garden has been featured in Oliver, Nola Nance, Natchez, Symbol of The Old South. Hastings House. NY, NY 1940
Garden has been featured in "Auction". Mississippi Republican, November 17, 1824
Garden has been featured in Monmouth ad. by John Henderson and Sons. Mississippi. November 17, 1824
Garden Has been featured in Moore, Edith Wyatt: "Fondly I Roam." "Monmouth" 1949. Natchez Times. (newspaper)
Garden has been featured in Lambert, James: "Looking Back" Natchez Democrat. (newspaper)
Garden has been featured in Historic American Building Survey, National Park Service, Department of Interior, Washington, DC. Catalogue, 1941
Garden has been featured in Adams County landmarks Inventory. Natchez Metropolitan Planning Commission. pictures. 1978
Garden has been featured in Article: "Quitman Descendant vista Natchez." The Natchez Decomrat, May 17, 1997
Garden has been featured in article "Monmouth rated on of America's top 50 inns." August 17, 1997