Desoto County News

Future meets the past

The DeSoto Civic Garden Club held its October meeting at Rose Hill also known as Mussecuna in Hernando. Our host and speaker Eddie Burks has resided in this historical home for the past 20 years. He shared its history and provided a tour of his home to our members and guests. Built in 1849, this beautiful house is full of period furniture and historic memorabilia. It is available as a venue for weddings and other private events. 

The name Mussecuna  is from the Chickasaw Indian Chief who once had his plantation here in the 1700’s. His name Mussecuna in Chickasaw means “Singing Winds”.  The name, Rose Hill, was later used by the original family to this house. Ms. Ann Yates/Whitten, a descendant of John Robertson, was known for her beautiful rose gardens and Mr. Burks has a future goal of restoring these gardens. We thank Mr. Burks for his hospitality and the wealth of information he shared with our club. 

The DeSoto Civic Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and The Garden Clubs of Mississippi Inc., Hills and Delta District.

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Bob Bakken

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