The Historic 1867 Coombs Family Home
At the conclusion of the Civil War, John Thomas Coombs, at the age of 21 was battle weary, tired and frail when he returned to his Mississippi home. To greet him was the ruins of his family farm that had been ravaged during the war by the Union troops. Seeking a new start, he planted cotton and corn in the very fields where he once worked and played as a child. With a bounty harvest in 1866 he began to lay the foundation of his home. The home was completed in 1867 and has remained within the Coombs family over the many years. Reserve this weekend and you can experience the beautiful setting and historical ambiance of the 1867 Coombs Home.