Itawamba County, Mississippi
by Bob Franks
Dell Plantation. Built 1848.
Dell Plantation was owned by Malachai Crawford Cummings. The main
house was located on a hill north of Cummings Street, north of
the town of Fulton. M.C. Cummings was very active in the development
of early Itawamba County. He served the county in the Mississippi
legislature at an early age and was also a member of the Mississippi
Secession Convention before the Civil War. M.C. Cummings came
to Itawamba County during the 1830s from Columbus, Mississippi
where he had married Miss Sarah Rogers. The mansion was destroyed
by a fire which was ignited by some moonshine stored in the cellar.
Photo courtesy of Bob Franks.