Rodney, Mississippi: Ghost Town of RodneyRodney was cursed by a fickle Mississippi River, a fire, and a railroad that went somewhere else.
- Rodney Rd, Rodney, MS
- Southwest of Alcorn State University. US Hwy 61 north of Lorman to west Hwy 552. After a couple of miles, left on Old Hwy 552, then left on Rodney Rd. Several miles to the town.
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Like "Mouth of Madness" meets "Silent Hill."[Jessica, 05/04/2013]
Did you find the spine there, or is it a travel companion??
Long dirt road there, looks like it is slowly being devolved again. Cool trip though.[Jared, 11/13/2012]
We followed the directions carefully but could not find the town, even when the GPS indicated we were right on top of it. Phone service is spotty at best so don't rely on a phone GPS.[VGulley, 08/27/2012]
Dang ghost towns, never providing the kind of connectivity needed by the modern traveler. If anyone can improve on the directions, send 'em this way....
We entered the town by driving through the Alcorn University campus. Every route in and out (the ones we could find, anyway) puts you on dirt and gravel roads for at least 3 miles. So, make sure your vehicle can handle that and make sure you are there during daylight!
There appear to be 3 old buildings. The old church is surrounded by historical plaques detailing Rodney's historical significance. As others mentioned, this is absolutely not a ghost town. There are trailers and small houses everywhere and a farm not too far away. This is definitely a great stop for lovers of old buildings and civil war history![Lydia, 10/04/2011]
You would never guess it now, but Rodney was once a bustling and thriving river port town. It missed becoming the state capital by only three votes. However, today it is pretty much in ruins. There are still a few people who live there, but most of the town itself is abandoned. There are empty buildings, houses, and churches lining the main street in Rodney.
One of the churches still bears the scars of a Civil War gunboat attack and even has a cannonball stuck in the wall.
Rodney is an absolutely amazing place to visit filled with history and reminders of those that lived before us.[Mike Blount, 09/15/2011]