"Nigger Bottom" 12/2/2015
Marshall County, MS.
Before the construction of the Sardis Dam, this section of the Holly Springs National Forest was a mixture of dense forest and swamp. According to the great-grandchild of a former Klansman, somewhere between 1950 and 1960, the Klan had used the remote location to "whoop" blacks that got out of line, and as was told to me - "to dump a nigger," which to his knowledge was never reported missing.
Some of the older locals referred to this area as "Nigger Bottom," because of the black man the Klan "threw down deep into the swamp."
I was taken to this old carriage trail where the Klan supposedly discarded the body not too far away.