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Near Belzoni in Humphreys County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Steamboat Natchez

 
 
Steamboat Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
1. Steamboat Natchez Marker
Inscription.  On March 13, 1863, near this site, the NATCHEZ burned and sank in the Yazoo. Converted into a Confederate gunboat and armored with cotton bales, the vessel had been taken into the Yazoo to avoid capture.
 
Erected 1993 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 13, 1863.
 
Location. 33° 9.788′ N, 90° 29.943′ W. Marker is near Belzoni, Mississippi, in Humphreys County. Marker is on U.S. 49W north of Warren Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belzoni MS 39038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Denise LaSalle (approx. 1.1 miles away); Turner's Drug Store (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Reverend George Lee (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pinetop Perkins (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jaketown Site (approx.
Steamboat Natchez Marker looking east towards the Yazoo River. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
2. Steamboat Natchez Marker looking east towards the Yazoo River.
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5.1 miles away); Hank Cochran (approx. 8.1 miles away); Little Milton Campbell (approx. 14.2 miles away); Inverness (approx. 14.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belzoni.
 
Regarding Steamboat Natchez. The sixth steamboat named Natchez was a Cincinnati-built boat. She was 273 feet long. It could hold 5,000 cotton bales. It helped transport Jefferson Davis from his river plantation home on the Mississippi River after he heard he was chosen president of the Confederacy. Natchez was also used to transport Confederate troops to Memphis, Tennessee. After Union soldiers captured Memphis, the boat was moved to the Yazoo River. On March 13, 1863, she was burned either by accident or to keep her out of Union hands at Honey Island. Remains were raised from the river in 2007.
 
Steamboat Natchez Marker looking north on U.S. Highway 49W. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
3. Steamboat Natchez Marker looking north on U.S. Highway 49W.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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