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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Exploration - Fort Nogales

 
 
Early Exploration - Fort Nogales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Early Exploration - Fort Nogales Marker
Inscription. The Spanish were the first Europeans (in 1541) to discover what is today called Fort Hill, the second highest spot between Memphis and New Orleans. When the French arrived in 1682, they laid claim to the region. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 divided French possessions and this area was ceded to Great Britain. At the end of the American Revolution, England granted this territory to the United States. Spain, however, still claimed the area by an early treated with Great Britain. To assert her claim, Spain established Fort Nogales (Spanish for walnut) in 1790 as an outlet for her Spanish Trading Company. A settlement called Walnut Hills developed around the fort and residents supplied the soldiers with meat and other staples. Spain lost control of the fort to the U.S. in a treaty signed in 1795 but continued to occupy the fort despite demands for evacuation. In 1798 the United States was determined to remove the Spaniards by force, but the fort was evacuated without incident. The fort was renamed Fort McHenry in honor of Secretary of War James McHenry. The fort deteriorated and was abandoned in the early 1800s.
Sponsored by Ray and Nancy Neilsen
 
Erected 2003 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 
Early Exploration - Fort Nogales Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Early Exploration - Fort Nogales Mural
21.039′ N, 90° 53.045′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Levee Street north of Clay Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Selection of a President (here, next to this marker); Prehistoric Settlement in Warren County (a few steps from this marker); "The War Between the States" (a few steps from this marker); The Making of a City (a few steps from this marker); The Sultana's Last Voyage (a few steps from this marker); Sisters of Mercy (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S.S. Arkansas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steamer Sultana (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesNatural Features
 
Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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