Lorman, Mississippi: Ghost Town of Rodney

Rodney was cursed by a fickle Mississippi River, a fire, and a railroad that went somewhere else.

Address:
Rodney Rd, Lorman, MS
Directions:
From US 61 go west on 552 towards Alcorn. Turn left on Fellowship Rd (it's a big hill) and then take Firetower Rd to Rodney Rd on right. Go 10 mi., Rodney Rd is paved until near Rodney.
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Boarded up church in not-a-ghost-town.

Ghost Town of Rodney

This is not a ghost town. It is a very small rural community with some abandoned buildings. The church was pretty but the grasses were hip high to get to it, and the door is boarded over. I didn't try to make it to a window due to all of the dense weeds.

[Neassa, 06/22/2021]

Cannonball lodged in Old Rodney Presbyterian Church.

Ghost Town of Rodney

We took MS-552 to Fellowship Rd to Firetower Rd to get to Rodney. Alcorn campus was closed, so we couldn't journey through the campus.

[Liberty, 08/11/2020]
Ghost Town of Rodney

Google Maps took us to a road behind Alcorn State University. Do not use that way. Use the Roadside America directions from Hwy 61; it's much easier to get to and the roads are much better, although still rough, with large potholes. There are people living nearby, but the church and other buildings are eerie. It looks as if people just disappeared. The church has a beautiful iron gate, a hymnal at the piano, pews and flowers. Interesting, but I would not try getting here by car; we had RAM 2500 truck.

[FlyBoy48, 05/09/2018]

Ghost Town of Rodney.

Ghost Town of Rodney

We found Rodney using GPS without a problem. One device had to pull it up by the Rodney Cemetery, but if you use Google Maps you can just pull up Rodney on its own. It should be known that there are still some people who live out there. It's a mildly terrifying surprise, but we were very respectful and just visited the historical markers. It was pretty fantastic.

[Space_Eagles, 08/22/2017]

Night at the church.

Ghost Town of Rodney

Didn't find Rodney until right after sunset. Will have to go back during daylight... Way too creepy after dark!

[Mel Thornhill, 01/02/2016]

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