This is the Drane house, moved to the site in 1981, it was built in 1846. This building is now used by the French Camp Academy.
There are quite a number of other out buildings, some just too picturesque to pass by with the camera.
This is the Margaret Adams Kimball Historical Museum. It was built by Frances Asbury Allen in 1855 in Montgomery County, and was moved to this site in the fall of 1999. It was not open when we arrived, don't all of ya laugh too hard now, we were 40 minutes too early, it opened at 10 AM. I know, unreal for this "gal who does not do mornings!"
Yes, there was a cemetery of sorts on the site (the stones being moved to this locale), they will be on a future post here at Reflections.
Next stop was Cole Creek, and a short walk around the water tupelo/bald cypress swamp. I found several interesting mushroom/fungi growing here, the photos will be appearing at Flora and Fauna sometime soon.
Back in Jolly we noted some harvesting had been taking place along the Trace road:
We stopped for lunch at the River Bend picnic area, it was a beautiful place to have lunch:
We even had a lunch companion, a great blue heron:
After lunch we decided to get off the road very early and catch our breath and do some laundry and some other mundane everyday chores. Our drive to the campground crossed the Ross R. Barnett Reservoir.
The campground was lovely, and it turned out to be a great decision to stop:
We have one more day to drive the Natchez Trace, I took over 285 photos the last day. Nope, I won't bore you with all of them, but, come back soon - -