Rosemont Plantation, near Woodville, Mississippi, is the
family and boyhood home of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate
States of America 1861-1865.
Rosemont is Federal architecture adapted to the Mississippi frontier. The plantation was built by the parents of Jefferson Davis, Samuel and Jane Cook Davis, when they came to Mississippi from Kentucky when President Davis was two years old. The main house is, for the greatest part, original with furnishings and memorabilia which have remained in the residence since the Davises lived there. The Davis family lived at Rosemont from 1810 until 1895. The original plantation acreage has remained in tact since the plantation was established by Samuel Davis. The mother of Jefferson Davis, as are others of his family are buried in the little family cemetery on Rosemont.
This Web site contains information and history on Rosemont Plantation and Jefferson Davis. Rosemont House and the grounds are open to the public for tours.