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 well-kept 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 sets the 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 cemetery where one of the first owners is buried, or a well marked nature trail into the natural forest part of Monmouth's property. The garden plan evolved into a beautiful year-round setting.
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).
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