Mound City share cropper house

Fully renovated, and furnished 100 year old sharecropper cabin on its original location on a working farm in historic Mound City Arkansas at the foot of the Mississippi River Levee. This the closest working farm to downtown Memphis TN. (6.2 miles by bicycle)

Mound City is named for the Indian Mounds that the original town was built on and was an important trading town and ferry landing directly across the river from Memphis during the 1800's. One large mound remains. The Union Army burned the town in 1863. Mound City is at the confluence of, the Trail of Tears, the Esperanza Trail, Military road, the Mississippi River Levee and the Big River Crossing trail system.

The Sultana, the largest maritime disaster in US history, sank directly across the levee from Mound City but was overshadowed at the time by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. There is a Sultana Museum in nearby Marion (3 miles). sultanadisastermuseum.org

The old plantation headquarters features several old cypress structures that were built at turn of the last century. Commissary, shop, and sharecropper houses are original to the farm. Very few of these structures remain in the Delta as many thousands of these old buildings and houses were torn down starting in the 50's as modernization and machinery eliminated the need for labor. There is one renovated, fully furnished, share cropper cabin available for overnight rental for travelers.

Mound City and Crittenden County have a deep and very significant music and blues history. Howlin Wolf, B.B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson and many others lived in West Memphis (2 miles). For more on this see kwemradio.com

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Latitude: 35.186648 Longitude: -90.128797 Elevation: 214 ft
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Charlie Lowrance

Number of Persons Property Will Accommodate

4

Property Access

The cabin is located 200 yards from the blacktop on a well maintained private gravel road.

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