Manor House
Davies Plantation began in 1821 as a 640-acre land grant and grew to over 2,000 acres at its peak (still fairly small by pre-Civil War standards). The Davies family owned and operated this property for over a hundred years beginning in 1851. African Americans also lived here – as slaves prior to the Civil War and as tenant farmers, sharecroppers, laborers, and domestics after the War. Cotton was the main crop grown here. Livestock, including horses, mules, and pigs, was also raised. Additionally, workers and landowners grew a variety of crops for their own consumption and as feed for the livestock.
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Beginning Tuesday, May 19, the Davies Manor log-house museum will be open for appointment-only tours between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. Tours must be no larger than six people and will be subject to necessary spacing guidelines initiated by Davies Manor staff. The Hillwood event rental facility will also be open for small tours starting May 19. To schedule a time to tour either the museum or rental facility, please contact Cyndy Osborne at Hillwoodatdaviesmanor@gmail.com, or at (901) 386-2546. We appreciate your ongoing support of Davies Manor and look forward to the time we can safely reopen in full!