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

Natchez

 
 
Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Natchez Marker
Inscription. Here passed, in 1543, De Soto’s men under Moscoso. In 1682 La Salle and De Tonti here visited the Natchez Indians. In 1716 Bienville here built Fort Rosalie and established a French settlement. In 1763 the fort was ceded to the English and renamed Ft. Panmure; in 1779 it passed to the Spaniards; in 1798 it was occupied by American troops. Chartered in 1803, the city of Natchez was from 1798 to 1802, and from 1817 to 1821 the capital of Mississippi.

In this, the 224th year since its founding, Natchez dedicates to the people the Natchez – Vidalia Bridge.
A.D. 1940
 
Erected 1940.
 
Location. 31° 33.309′ N, 91° 24.671′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from S. Canal Street 0.2 miles north of John R. Judkin Drive (U.S. 84), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the rear (north) entrance to the Natchez Visitor Reception Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 640 S. Canal St, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernardo De Gálvez (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Rosalie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosalie Cemetery
Natchez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Natchez Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Temple B'Nai Israel (approx. half a mile away); The William Johnson House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named William Johnson House (approx. half a mile away); The First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana Connections (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
Also see . . .  Dedicated to the People: Natchez-Vidalia Bridge. From the blog "Preservation in Mississippi". (Submitted on August 14, 2015.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Identical Marker in Louisiana
An identical marker and pillar is located in Vidalia, Louisiana near the west end of the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge.
    — Submitted August 14, 2015.

 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Natchez Marker Mounted in Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Natchez Marker Mounted in Pillar
Former Toll Booth of Natchez-Vidalia Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. Former Toll Booth of Natchez-Vidalia Bridge
The pillar in which the marker is mounted, the accompanying pillar (hidden by a tree), and the white columns were part of the original toll booth plaza for the bridge. Vehicles entered the bridge between the two pillars (where the flag pole now sits).
Natchez - Vidalia Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
5. Natchez - Vidalia Bridge
View to southwest from Bluff Park in Natchez
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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