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

Spanish Colonial Natchez

1779 ~ 1798

 
 
Spanish Colonial Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 20, 2008
1. Spanish Colonial Natchez Marker
Inscription. Following acquisition of the Natchez District in 1779, the Spanish founded the City of Natchez ca.1790 to serve as the capital. Under Governor Manuel Gayoso, the city was planned and surveyed by John Girault in a typical Spanish grid plan around a central plaza and church with a common, on the bluff of the Mississippi River.

Dedicated March 27, 1998
by the Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution,
Mrs. Erwin Connel Ward, State Regent,
to commemorate the bicentennial of the United States' taking possession of Natchez from Spain, March 30, 1798.

 
Erected 1998 by Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 31° 33.712′ N, 91° 24.389′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on S. Broadway St, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Bluff Park. 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. Bluff Park - Playground for the City (here, next to this marker); Natchez
Spanish Colonial Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 20, 2008
2. Spanish Colonial Natchez Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Richard N. Wright (within shouting distance of this marker); Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana Connections (within shouting distance of this marker); The Natchez Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Bluff Park and South Broadway Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Ealey Brothers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commercial Bank Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Spanish Colonial Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Spanish Colonial Natchez Marker
View to southwest from S. Broadway Street sidewalk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,646 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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