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Lakeport Plantation
Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village, Chicot County, Arkansas.jpg
Lakeport Plantation, 2008
Lakeport Plantation is located in Arkansas
Lakeport Plantation
Lakeport Plantation is located in the US
Lakeport Plantation
Nearest city Shives, Arkansas
Coordinates 33°15′24″N 91°9′19″W / 33.25667°N 91.15528°W / 33.25667; -91.15528
LAKEPORT PLANTATION Latitude and Longitude:

33°15′24″N 91°9′19″W / 33.25667°N 91.15528°W / 33.25667; -91.15528
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Builtca. 1859
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference # 74000466 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 20, 1974

Lakeport Plantation is a historic antebellum plantation house near Lake Village, Arkansas and Greenville, Mississippi. Restored between 2003 and 2008, it is now a museum and Arkansas State University Heritage Site.


The mansion was built circa 1859 [2] for Lycurgus Johnson. It was designed in the Greek Revival architectural style. [3] The plantation boomed as cotton prices increased until the end of the Civil War, which freed the slaves on whom the plantation economy depended, and devastated the South.

See also


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Matthew D. Therrell and David W. Stahle, "Tree-Ring Dating of An Arkansas Antebellum Plantation House," Tree-Ring Research 68(2012): 59-67; Thomas A. DeBlack, "A Garden in the Wilderness: The Johnsons and the Making of Lakeport Plantation" (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arkansas, 1995).
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Lakeport Plantation" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-04-14.

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