The Shaw Homestead

The Shaw Homestead is a late 19th century homestead site consisting of several buildings and landscape features reflective of early settlement patterns in Pearl River County, and the Piney Woods region of Mississippi. The centerpiece of the homestead is a one-story, two-pen, dogtrot house of log construction. 

In 2005 the homestead was acquired by the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, who since then preserved and restored the extant homestead buildings, with the goal of creating an interpretive site for the history of homestead living in South Mississippi.


1214 Barth Road, Poplarville, MS 
(228) 435 9191

Explore the Shaw Homestead!

Explore the Shaw Homestead through this twelve-part podcast video series. Learn about the buildings and sites that make up the homestead, the people that inhabited them, and the tasks that make up daily life of the Shaw’s subsistence existence.

Created by the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain and the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, this series was funded in part through a Mississippi Gulf Coast NHA Heritage Community Grant.