• Our History


  • The James Zachariah (J. Z.) George Years (1847-97)

    In 1847, Carroll County, Mississippi, lawyer and future U.S. Senator James Zachariah (J. Z.) George purchased several hundred acres of rolling farmland, including a roadside inn. He enlarged the structure into a stunning Greek Revival mansion and named it “Cotesworth” for his friend, Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Cotesworth Pinckney Smith. In the late 1880s, he added a landmark hexagonal library on the south lawn to house his vast collection of law books. Cotesworth and its library remained in the George family for many generations. In 2013, Senator George’s great-granddaughter... Read more >> 


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GALLERY

PHOTOS OLD AND NEW FROM COTESWORTH

WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS

WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS @ COTESWORTH

Cotesworth & J. Z. George

Cotesworth and James Zachariah George Historical Images

FILMS SHOT HERE

Cotesworth Film Location Photos

EVENTS


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