Shaw Homestead Receives National Recognition

On January 24, 2019, the Shaw Homestead, owned by the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Maintained by the National Park Service, the National Register is an honorific designation for places worthy of preservation. The MGCNHA prepared the National Register nomination, on behalf of the Land Trust.  The buildings at the Shaw Homestead have been listed for their local significance in several categories, specifically, in the areas of settlement and agriculture. This intact homestead is a surviving example from the early years of Pearl River County settlement and features a dogtrot house made from squared and notched logs. For more information about visiting the homestead, please contact the Land Trust at