Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
William Johnson House
—Friends of Libraries U.S.A. Literary Landmark —
was a free African American Businessman and Diarist.
His diary, covering the period from 1835-1851 and published in 1951, contains an extensive description of
everyday pre-Civil War life; it is a valuable contribution
to the literature of the antebellum South.
His home is designated a Literary Landmark
by Friends of Libraries, U.S.A.
United States National Park Service - February 26, 2005.
Friends of Judge George W. Armstrong Library.
Friends of Mississippi Libraries.
Erected 2005 by Friends of Libraries, U.S.A. & Co-sponsors: National Park Service, Friends of Judge George W. Armstrong Library, and Friends of Mississippi Libraries.
Location. 31° 33.599′ N, 91° 24.327′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on State Street 0 miles east of So. Canal Street (Business U.S. 61), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The William Johnson House is a unit of the Natchez National Historical Park, located about one mile north of US Hwy 84/425 via So. Canal Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 State Street, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The William Johnson House (here, next to this marker); Commercial Bank Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Natchez Burning" (about 500 feet away); Site of Bank of Mississippi (about 600 feet away); The First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Natchez (about 700 feet away); Bluff Park - Playground for the City (about 700 feet away); Richard N. Wright (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Natchez.
Also see . . .
1. "The Barber of Natchez" - The Life of William Johnson. National Park Service brochure (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Natchez National Historical Park. (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Free persons of Color; slavery; "Barber of Natchez"; miscegenation
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
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