Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Bluﬀ Park and South Broadway Street
The Henderson Cotton Warehouse is the earliest surviving industrial building in Natchez and was built in 1852 for Thomas Henderson, a planter and cotton merchant. Later enlarged and remodeled, the late 1800s front includes a series of store doors beneath a second story of decorative pressed metal. The side of the building that faces Broadway Street resembles its pre-Civil War appearance.
In 1905, the Mississippi State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) decided to recognize the historic importance of the Natchez Trace by placing historic markers in every Mississippi county along its route. The D.A.R. dedicated the Adams
The Bridge of Sighs arches over Roth Hill Road, which intersects the Bluff Park and runs from the foot of Main Street to the waterfront below. The bridge took its name from the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, which was named by Lord Byron and later the title of a famous poem by Thomas Hood. Artist and engineer William Marshall Merrick sketched the bridge in 1855 (pictured above), and it appears in historic photographs until about 1920.
Location. 31° 33.743′ N, 91° 24.362′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from N. Broadway Street north of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Bluff Park next to the 1909 D.A.R. boulder monument. 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. The Natchez Trace (here, next to this marker); Ealey Brothers (a few steps from this marker); Spanish Colonial Natchez (within shouting distance of this marker); Bluff Park - Playground for the City (within shouting distance of this marker); Natchez (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard N. Wright (about 400 feet away); Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana Connections (about 400 feet away); Commercial Bank Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
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