SANKOFA'S PLANTATION DATABASE

Nottoway Plantation

Location: Iberville Parish, LA
Constructed: 1859

History: Nottoway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the very few ante-bellum plantations that survived the war between the states and is the largest remaining plantation home in existence. Emily Jane Liddell Randolph was the mother of ten children when the civil war erupted. In 1862 Randolph took his slaves and went to Texas to work a cotton plantation there in order to keep himself solvent. The Randolphs sent their teenage daughters away to safer territory, and Mrs. Randolph remained on the plantation with the younger children, two visiting lady friends, and a few of her slaves.

Associated Surnames: Randolph


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Description of Associated Architecture

Research Leads

Natchez-Area Manuscript collections in The Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections at Louisiana State University http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/guides/natchez.html


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