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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Natchez

 
 
Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1998
1. Natchez Marker
Inscription. First settled by French, 1716-29. Lasting growth came with Britain, 1763-1779, and Spain, 1779-98. Cotton and trade made it commercial and cultural capital of Old South.
 
Erected 1949 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 33.7′ N, 91° 24.4′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Broadway St and Bontura Street, on the right when traveling south on S. Broadway St. Click for map. Marker is located in Bluff Park, near the pavilion. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard N. Wright (a few steps from this marker); Bluff Park - Playground for the City (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Colonial Natchez (within shouting distance of this marker); Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana Connections (within shouting distance of this marker); The Natchez Trace (about 300 feet away, measured
Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 20, 2008
2. Natchez Marker
in a direct line); Bluff Park and South Broadway Street (about 300 feet away); Ealey Brothers (about 400 feet away); Commercial Bank Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Natchez.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service Website for Natchez National Historical Park. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Natchez, Mississippi. (Submitted on January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Natchez
Built on the site of an ancient Indian village and named after the tribe, which inhabited it, Natchez, Mississippi is one of the oldest cities in North American.
    — Submitted January 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Antebellum South, USSettlements & Settlers
 
Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Natchez Marker
Natchez marker is nearest marker
Richard N. Wright marker and Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana Connections marker in background
Mississippi Queen image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1998
4. Mississippi Queen
Just down the street, refurbished Natchez Under-the-Hill (Silver St.) attracts tourists to bars, shops, and a riverboat casino docked at the infamous landing where gamblers, thieves, and prostitutes once thrived.
Stanton Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1998
5. Stanton Hall
401 High St, Built in 1857 by Fredrick Stanton
Melrose Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1998
6. Melrose Mansion
1 Melrose Montabello Parkway is a textbook Greek Revival edifice of perfect symmetry. Informative tours discuss the Natchez wealthy elite and their slave-driven economy. The site contains an exhibit on slavery and recreated slave quarters.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,962 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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