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

Fort Rosalie

 
 
Fort Rosalie Marker image. Click for full size.
January 23, 2006
1. Fort Rosalie Marker
Inscription. On bluff to south stood Ft. Rosalie, established by the French in 1716. Became nucleus of settlements from which the Miss. Territory was founded. Near this marker stood the French warehouse that was a center of bloodshed during the Natchez Massacre of 1729.

Dedicated December 11, 1988
by the Mississippi State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
Mrs. D. Kelly Love, State Regent

 
Erected 1988 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° 33.588′ N, 91° 24.515′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Orleans Street near South Canal Street (Business U.S. 84). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Orleans St, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosalie Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Bernardo De Gálvez (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana Connections (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard N. Wright
Fort Rosalie Marker image. Click for full size.
October 17, 2006
2. Fort Rosalie Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Natchez (approx. 0.2 miles away); The William Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named William Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bluff Park - Playground for the City (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
More about this marker. Marker location is approximate. The marker is located in the Bicentennial Garden at Rosalie overlooking the area of Old Fort Rosalie. The marker is located near the site of a tobacco warehouse that stood in the environs of the original Fort Rosalie area.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Rosalie Mansion. Rosalie is a magnificent example of the Federal Style of architecture and is one of Natchez’s stately antebellum mansions. (Submitted on February 4, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Rosalie Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Rosalie Mansion
Built 1820-1823.
Following the surrender of Natchez to Union soldiers in 1863, Rosalie was used as headquarters for General U.S. Grant.
Back of Rosalie Mansion image. Click for full size.
January 23, 2006
4. Back of Rosalie Mansion
View of the Mississippi River image. Click for full size.
January 23, 2006
5. View of the Mississippi River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,115 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
 
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