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Mississippi Petrified Forest

Mississippi Petrified Forest
Mississippi Petrified Forest

Mississippi Petrified Forest is a relatively undisturbed accumulation of ancient fir and maple driftwood that was buried in Tertiary sands and covered with loess. Surface water has since eroded gullies, exposing the ancient logs.

Location: Madison County, MS

Year designated: 1965

Acres: 46

Ownership: Private


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Last Updated: June 28, 2012