The Cedars (c. 1810)

Legend has it the county’s gold and silver were once stored here, but history is the real treasure in the home believed to be the oldest surviving house in north Mississippi, first built as a one-room log cabin with loft around 1818. Captain Edward Randolph, a soldier in the War of 1812, enlarged and enhanced the Cedars to suit his station, an elegant evolution still preserved in the courtly welcome of the graceful columned veranda that opens the way to charming features like the exposed log wall of the parlor.

Circa 1810 /  Mr. Bob Raymond / National Register

This private residence is one of the many examples Columbus’ impeccably maintained and preserved historic homes, and has been featured in our annual Spring Pilgrimage.

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