Location Information
(for the Cherry Grove Plantation)
Name:Cherry Grove Plantation
Address:Kingston Road
City/County:Natchez vic., Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1867
No. of Stories:1.5
Remodeling Date:c.1885
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:31 Mar 1983
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Context/Comments
The complex contains the main house (circa 1867), a poultry house, a remarkable gymnasium and ten-pin alley, a kitchen, a smokehouse, a privy, a garconniere, a corn crib, and several barns. "The original house, built by Frenchman Pierre Surget, was described as one of the oldest houses in Adams County when it burned in 1866--the present house was built after this fire. Whether or not any of the numerous plantation outbuildings at Cherry Grove date to the territorial period is unknown, but the plantation cemetery was used at least as early as 1796, the year of Surget's death. The corn crib is the most likely outbuilding to date to the territorial period" (Mimi Miller, Historic Natchez Foundation, c.1985). The present picturesque and architecturally significant residence was constructed by Pierre Surget's grandson, James Surget, Jr.