“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Van Dorn House

(Located One-Half Mile to the East)

Van Dorn House Marker image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2019
1. Van Dorn House Marker
Originally named "The Hill," this house was built by Peter Aaron Van Dorn, ca. 1828. Located on one of Port Gibson's highest hills, the brick and cypress house was constructed from the resources presumed to be local. Distinctive features of the house are the Venetian slates above the windows to help control the air in the house , and the thirty-four windows containing over 800 panes of glass.

Marker placed by the Mississippi State Society, DAR
October 26, 2000.
Erected 2000 by Mississippi State Society, DAR.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
Location. 31° 57.038′ N, 90° 59.154′ W. Marker is in Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Church Street (U.S. 61) near Horton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Church Street, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.

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The Vicksburg Campaign and Siege (here, next to this marker); Claiborne County (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Gibson House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Claiborne County (a few steps from this marker); Dependency (a few steps from this marker); Idlewild (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spencer Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Heath Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
More about this marker. Located at the Port Gibson Chamber of Commerce/Tourist Information building.
Van Dorn House Marker image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2019
2. Van Dorn House Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2019.

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