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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Adams County, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Adams County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Adams County, MS (179) Franklin County, MS (5) Jefferson County, MS (41) Wilkinson County, MS (63) Concordia Parish, LA (28) Tensas Parish, LA (20)  AdamsCounty(179) Adams County (179)  FranklinCounty(5) Franklin County (5)  JeffersonCounty(41) Jefferson County (41)  WilkinsonCounty(63) Wilkinson County (63)  ConcordiaParishLouisiana(28) Concordia Parish (28)  TensasParish(20) Tensas Parish (20)
Natchez is the county seat for Adams County
Adjacent to Adams County, Mississippi
      Franklin County (5)  
      Jefferson County (41)  
      Wilkinson County (63)  
      Concordia Parish, Louisiana (28)  
      Tensas Parish, Louisiana (20)  
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1 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — "Soldiers Retreat"
"Soldiers Retreat," located here, was the home of Ferdinand Leigh and Magdaline Claiborne. F.L. Claiborne (1772-1815) moved to the Mississippi Territory from Virginia in 1807 and served as Brig. Gen. with the 1st Mississippi Volunteers during the . . . Map (db m105260) HM
2 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — 36 — "The Natchez Burning"
(side 1) One of the deadliest fires in American history took the lives of over 200 people, including bandleader Walter Barnes and nine members of his dance orchestra at the Rhythm Club (less than a mile southeast of this site) on April 23, . . . Map (db m70811) HM
3 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — 156-166 St. Catherine StreetNatchez Trails
The 1928 Natchez City Directory lists Italian immigrant Sam Anzalone as operating a grocery store at 158-160 St. Catherine Street where he sold gasoline for 21 cents a gallon. Many of the late- nineteenth-century Italian immigrants farmed and sold . . . Map (db m114509) HM
4 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — 20-30 St. Catherine Street and EduationNatchez Trails
. Eliza Smith, an antebellum "free woman of color," purchased property on St. Catherine Street in the 1850s. Her daughters and their families built new houses on the property in the 1880s.28 St. Catherine Street (above) was the ca. 1885 home of . . . Map (db m108276) HM
5 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — 300 Block of Martin Luther King Streetformerly North Pine Street — Natchez Trails —
300 North Martin Luther King Street (above) is home to the city's oldest funeral business.Robert D. Mackel (below) opened Bluff City Undertaking in 1898 at the corner of Jefferson and North Rankin Streets. About 1911 he relocated the business to . . . Map (db m108600) HM
6 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — A Canal Street NeighborhoodUn quarter de Canal Street — Fort Rosalie —
The Stietenroth House is the last remaining example of a number of residential buildings that once lined the western side of South Canal Street. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Natchez families and real estate developers constructed . . . Map (db m196178) HM
7 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Abandoned Mound
The Abandoned Mound (designated “Mound A”) remains a mystery. Numerous French colonial narratives describe the other two mounds at the Grand Village but fail to mention this mound. The Natchez Indians apparently stopped using this mound . . . Map (db m114672) HM
8 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Adams County Confederate Memorial"Lest we forget"
”Lest we forget – lest we forget” To the boys who wore the grey. Erected by the Natchez Chapter No. 304 Daughters of the Confederacy January 19, 1950 Commemorating those who left from Natchez and Adams County Mustered . . . Map (db m127098) WM
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9 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m144113) HM WM
10 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — African American Public EducationNatchez Trails
The Union School (above) was the first public school built by the City of Natchez for African American students. Built in 1871 by contractor P. E. Willman, the Union School was a grand brick edifice which stood at the southeast corner of North . . . Map (db m115615) HM
11 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — America's Domestic "Slave" Trading Routes To The Deep SouthPassage of Sorrows — Water and Land Routes to the Forks of the Road —
Professional dealers, traffickers and speculators, by purchase, by hook, crook and sometimes outright kidnapping, tore apart mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, babies, young children, relations and friends . . . Map (db m114508) HM
12 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Andrew Marschalk
Site of the printery of “father of Mississippi journalism.” Printed first book in state, 1799. Became first public printer and in 1802 founded famed newspaper, “Mississippi Herald.”Map (db m70851) HM
13 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Bernardo de Gálvez
Don Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, 1776-1783, in a brilliant campaign, with the aid of regular troops, militia, volunteers, and a few Americans, captured Baton Rouge from the British on September 21, 1779. Terms included the . . . Map (db m76211) HM
14 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Birthplace of Jackson State University
Jackson State University was founded here in 1877 in the former U.S. Marine Hospital. Known as the Natchez Seminary, the school was founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society and the Mississippi Baptist Convention Association led by H.P. . . . Map (db m143710) HM
15 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Bishops' Prayer Garden
In 2012, the Diocese of Jackson celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding by Pope Gregory XVI. The Bishop's Prayer Garden, located on the old catholic burial ground, is dedicated in this year to the seven deceased Bishops of Natchez who . . . Map (db m115630)
16 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana ConnectionsNatchez Trails
The Richard Wright historic marker recognizes the city’s most famous 20th-century writer. Born in 1908 on a cotton plantation near Natchez, Wright spent his early childhood in town in the home of his grandparents at 20 East Woodlawn . . . Map (db m87176) HM
17 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Bluff Park - Playground for the CityNatchez Trails
When the Spanish laid out the town of Natchez about 1790, they set aside land on the bluff for use as a public park. In 1839, after the city had sold off most of the park and built Broadway Street, writer Joseph Holt Ingraham complained . . . Map (db m87177) HM
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18 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Bluff Park and North Broadway StreetNatchez Trails
The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad built the passenger station on the bluff shortly after 1910, and the Illinois Central Railroad was the last railroad to own it. Like many smal towns across America, Natchez lost passenger . . . Map (db m118303) HM
19 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Bluff Park and South Broadway StreetNatchez Trails
Bontura, built in 1851, was the home of Robert Smith, a free African American who ran the city’s most successful carriage business in the 1850s. The house stands at the head of Silver Street, which leads to Natchez Under-the-Hill. Smith . . . Map (db m87179) HM
20 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Bridging the MississippiUn pont sur le Mississippi — Fort Rosalie —
This circle of wooden columns sat astride a major road and held the booths where drivers paid their tolls to cross the first bridge that connected Natchez, Mississippi and Vidalia, Louisiana. It opened to traffic on September 26, 1940. . . . Map (db m137181) HM
21 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — 123 — Bud Scott
(side 1) Clarence “Bud” Scott, Sr., led one of the most popular dance bands in the Mississippi-Louisiana region for several decades beginning around 1900. Scott (1876-1938), a lifelong Natchez resident, was renowned among both . . . Map (db m70852) HM
22 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Ceremonial Center
Archaeological and historical evidence indicates that the Grand Village of Natchez Indians was not really a "village." It was the main ceremonial mound center for the Natchez Indians during the period of French exploration and colonization of the . . . Map (db m104481) HM
23 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Churches in the St. Catherine Street NeighborhoodNatchez Trails
The original appearance of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church is visible in a ca. 1930 historic photograph. The church featured corner towers crowned with domes.Mt. Sinai organized in 1913 and built the church soon afterwards. Like most historic African . . . Map (db m108636) HM
24 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Commercial Bank Building
Built ca. 1836, this structure, a National Historic Landmark, is a fine example of the Greek Revival style. A Banker’s House attached to the rear insured security & gives the structure an unusual and practical plan.Map (db m79346) HM
25 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Conflict with the French
War with the French forced the Natchez Indians to abandon the Grand Village and their other settlements. The war arose from disputes between the Indians and the French over debts and land ownership. In 1729, the Natchez abruptly switched their . . . Map (db m108778) HM
26 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — DAR And The Natchez Trace
Mrs. Egbert Jones and Mrs. Ferriday Byrnes, members of the Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), played important roles in the development of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Mrs. Jones, of Holly Springs, State Regent 1906 . . . Map (db m42629) HM
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27 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Davis-Miller-Dumas House - 69 St. Catherine StreetNatchez Trails
Henry Dumas poses on the front steps of 69 St. Catherine Street. Henry managed the Dumas Pharmacy at 707-09 Franklin Street, a building that also housed the medical practice and sanitarium of his brother Dr. Albert W. Dumas, Sr. In 1940 Dr. Dumas . . . Map (db m115637) HM
28 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Dr. John B. Banks House
Home of the first African American Physician in the Natchez area, Built in the 1880's Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior.Map (db m226651) HM
29 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Dr. John Banks House - 9 St. Catherine StreetNatchez Trails
The Dr. John Banks House was built in the Queen Anne style about 1890 and was slightly remodeled in the Colonial Style after about 1905. Frank Robinson, grandson of Dr. John Banks, retired part time to Natchez and restored the house in the . . . Map (db m106297) HM
30 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — 129 — Ealey Brothers
(Front Side) The Ealey family of Sibley has produced some of the most talented musicians to emerge from the Natchez area. Brothers Theodis, YZ, and Melwyn Ealey performed together locally in the band YZ Ealey and the Merry Makers in the . . . Map (db m87181) HM
31 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Ex-"Slaves" as U.S. Civil War Soldiers in the Mississippi Valley Campaign
In 1863 the United States War Department painted a master stroke with the implementation of the Anaconda Plan which called for blockading of over 3,400 miles of coastline and control of the Mississippi River. The Plan was successful in its mission . . . Map (db m199604) HM
32 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Forks of the Road
Site of the South's second largest slave market in the 19th century. Enslaved people were also once sold on city streets and at the landing at Natchez Under the Hill. Natchez slaves were freed in July, 1863, when Union troops occupied the city. The . . . Map (db m37433) HM
33 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Forks of the Road(Southwest Hub of the United States "Domestic Slave Trade")
A half century before the United States legally abolished the importation of "slaves" directly from Africa in 1807, the northeastern colonies of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia were engaged . . . Map (db m199601) HM
34 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Forks of the Road Historical Site
[Panel 1:] Natchez in the Center of Slavery Slavery is central to American history. The labor of enslaved African Americans built much of the nation’s wealth and enabled it to gain its economic independence. The enslavement of people . . . Map (db m41533) HM
35 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Fort Rosalie
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 . . . Map (db m126870) HM
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36 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Fort Rosalie RevisitedFort Rosalie revisité
In 1940, Natchez native Jefferson Davis Dickson built a "reconstruction" of Fort Rosalie as a tourism attraction to appeal to the city's early automobile-driving visitors. A World War I flying ace and sports promoter, Dickson built several . . . Map (db m196846) HM
37 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — French Retaliation & the Second Fort RosalieLes représailles françaises et le deuxième Fort Rosalie — Fort Rosalie —
English: French retaliation for the uprising was swift. In 1730, the French engaged with Choctaw warriors to pin down the Natchez in two fortifications that they had constructed near the Grand Village ceremonial mound site while . . . Map (db m138005) HM
38 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Ft. Rosalie (Ft. Panmure)
Occupied 1716-circa 1800 by successive French, British, Spanish and American garrisons during struggle for control of the Miss. River Valley. Nucleus of early settlements in the Natchez District. Mississippi Department of Archives and . . . Map (db m126797) HM
39 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Gloucester Cemetery
Here are buried the families of Winthrop Sargent, 1st Gov. of the Mississippi Territory, and Seargent S. Prentiss, Congressman. "Let no monumental marble deface with its mock dignity the patriot's grave."Map (db m103804) HM
40 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Good Neighbors - Alexanders and GonnellinisNatchez Trails
Louis and Anna Alexander resided in the craftsman style cottage (above) at 17 St. Catherine Street.Until his death in the late 1940s, Louis Alexander worked at the historic mansion Melrose for George and Ethel Kelly. He died during a trip to . . . Map (db m115953) HM
41 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Grand Village of the Natchez Indians — Mississippi Mound Trail —
Of the six mounds identified on the early 18th-century maps of the Grand Village, three remain. Mound A is now eroding into St. Catherine Creek. Mound B is a pyramidal platform mound, roughly seven feet tall, built in four stages. Each stage served . . . Map (db m103758) HM
42 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Historic Plaza
The Natchez Indians used the open area between the Great Sun's Mound and the Temple Mound for religious and social ceremonies. In 1725, the funeral ceremonies for the Tattooed Serpent, brother of the Great Sun, were held on this plaza. Le Page Du . . . Map (db m110549) HM
43 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Historic Use of Ceremonial Mounds
Eyewitness accounts of American Indians using ceremonial mound centers are very rare. In 1704, French colonists witnessed the funeral rites for a female Natchez chief at the Grand Village. The Natchez held a similar funeral ceremony here in 1725 . . . Map (db m114668) HM
44 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Historical Archaeology - the Chief's House and Temple
The Natchez chief called the Great Sun lived in a house on Mound B. The Jesuit missionary Pierre- François-Xavier de Charlevoix wrote that the Natchez houses were square or rectangular in floor plan with mud walls plastered on a wooden frame. Roofs . . . Map (db m114666) HM
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45 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — History of St. Catherine StreetNatchez Trails
Pre-Civil War St. Catherine Street The road, for the first mile, after leaving town, passed through a charming country, seen at intervals, and between long lines of unpainted, wretched looking dwellings, occupied as 'groggeries' by free . . . Map (db m106918) HM
46 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Holy Family Catholic ChurchDedicated July 1, 1894.
First Catholic church in the Mississippi valley with entire congregation of Afro-American descent. Its school has been continually educating youth since 1890.Map (db m103798) HM
47 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Holy Family Church and SchoolNatchez Trails
In 1889 Bishop Thomas Heslin started the first parish for Roman Catholic African Americans in Mississippi. He first oversaw construction of a small frame church (above left) on Beaumont Street and brought Father A.N.J. Peters to Natchez to become . . . Map (db m104502) HM
48 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Hospital Hill NeighborhoodNatchez Trails
The portion of St. Catherine Street that extends from the site of the Rhythm Night Club to D'Evereux Street was originally part of the property of the city's first public hospital (above).The hospital fronted St. Catherine and stood on a hill on . . . Map (db m108586) HM
49 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Immaculate Conception Shrine c. 1846Oldest Extant Outdoor Shrine Dedicated to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
1830: July 18-December 30- The Blessed Virgin Mary appears to St. Catherine Lebouré, Daughter of Charity, in Paris, France 1830: July 27 Revolution - Louis Philippe overthrows King Charles X of France 1832: - First Miraculous . . . Map (db m104067) HM
50 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — In Gratitude
In Gratitude To the men and women of Adams County Who served in World War I And to those who died in the line of dutyMap (db m106177) HM
51 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of High and North Pearl streetsNatchez Trails
Myrtle Terrace (behind you) was the home of steamboat captain Thomas P. Leathers, who commanded the steamboat Natchez in a race with the Robert E. Lee in 1870. An internationally known riverboat pilot, Leathers worked for . . . Map (db m127107) HM
52 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of High and North Rankin streetsNatchez Trails
This 1866 view of High Street shows two houses, but one is no longer standing. The surviving house in the foreground has porches with the kind of sawn wooden railing that is called “gingerbread,” because it looks like the . . . Map (db m127099) HM
53 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of High and North Wall StreetsNatchez Trails
Joseph Neibert built Choctaw in 1836 as his mansion townhouse. Neibert was a cotton planter. In the 1830s he and his partner Peter Gemmel, operated the city's most successful building firm, which employed both white and enslaved . . . Map (db m104476) HM
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54 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Jefferson and North Pearl streetsNatchez Trails
John Smith, a partner in the contracting firm of Neibert and Gemmell, built this brick cottage in 1838. The John Smith House is named for two owners with this same common name. In this 1866 photograph, evergreen trees obscure the front of . . . Map (db m127078) HM
55 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Jefferson and North Rankin streetsNatchez Trails
Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church was built in 1858 as the Second Presbyterian Church, a mission of First Presbyterian Church. Zion Chapel acquired the building in 1866, when Hiram R. Revels served as pastor. The . . . Map (db m127093) HM
56 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Jefferson and North Union streetsNatchez Trails
Ethel Clagett and Mabel Porter were among the first women in America to own a car dealership that was not inherited from a male spouse or relative. They opened their dealership in 1914 on Main Street and moved to a larger new facility on . . . Map (db m108610) HM
57 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Main and Canal StreetsNatchez Trails
The Protection Steam Fire Company No. 3 built a grand firehouse in 1902 at the corner of Main and Canal streets (no longer standing). During the 1800s and early 1900s, volunteers provided fire protection in Natchez as in most American . . . Map (db m127086) HM
58 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Main and North Pearl streetsNatchez Trails
The 1927 Eola Hotel is the tallest building in downtown Natchez. Named for Eola Levy, the daughter of developer Isadore Levy, it became a center for social activity for the city. Celebrities who visited the hotel in the mid-1900s . . . Map (db m114303) HM
59 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Main and South Commerce streetsNatchez Trails
The Natchez Institute, built in 1901, replaced an 1845 school building. The Natchez Institute was the first public school in Mississippi to offer a full course of free education for white children. The first public school . . . Map (db m127142) HM
60 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Main and South Union StreetsNatchez Trails
An 1890 view of Memorial Park shows the Confederate soldier monument draped for unveiling. Like many others across the south, it faces north towards the opposing army.The park's creation was part of the Lost Cause Movement that expressed . . . Map (db m104480) HM
61 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Main and Wall streetsNatchez Trails
The Old Natchez Post Office was built in 1904 on the site of William Johnson's Main Street barbershop. Before his 1851 death, Johnson also owned two other barbershops in town. He used both freed and enslaved black workers who served only . . . Map (db m127074) HM
62 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of North Canal and Jefferson streetsNatchez Trails
On this hill, Andrew Ellicott raised the American flag in 1797. This act claimed the Natchez Territory for the United States and helped hasten the departure of the Spanish. A few years later, James Moore built a home on the site, known today as the . . . Map (db m114446) HM
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63 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of North Pearl and Franklin streetsNatchez Trails
The dramatic looking Natchez Hotel (no longer standing) was built in 1891. Within a few years, parts of the building began to disappear in stages. The tent-like dome went first in a storm, and a 1926 fire destroyed most of the structure. . . . Map (db m127090) HM
64 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of North Union and Franklin streets
In the 1800s, Franklin Street was headquarters for plantation supply houses, and the street was filled with wagons. Main Street merchants offered house wares and dry goods, and it attracted more carriages. Many of the downtown . . . Map (db m199493) HM
65 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of South Broadway and Washington streetsNatchez Trails
Edelweiss is a Swiss Chalet-style building which dates to 1883. The house offered both a great view of the Mississippi River and a convenient location for the family of its first owner, Joseph O'Brien, a coal-dealer at Natchez . . . Map (db m108807) HM
66 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of State and South Canal streetsNatchez Trails
William Johnson, a freed person of color, was a barber, entrepreneur, and slave owner. He built this house in 1841 using materials salvaged after the 1840 tornado that damaged much of downtown. His diary details its construction and . . . Map (db m115610) HM
67 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of State and South Pearl streetsNatchez Trails
Institute Hall was built in 1852-1853 as a public auditorium and a companion building to the Natchez Institute. The contractors were the Weldon Brothers, who used over 100 enslaved craftsmen and whose head draftsman was a slave named . . . Map (db m115628) HM
68 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of State and South Wall streetsNatchez Trails
The domed Federal-style Adams County Courthouse appears in Audubon's 1822-1823 painted landscape of Natchez. Built in 1817, this courthouse is the oldest in Mississippi. It was remodeled in 1925. Actions at the courthouse impacted all of . . . Map (db m114502) HM
69 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Commerce streetsNatchez Trails
The present Temple B'nai Israel, built in 1904, replaced an 1870s temple that burned (pictured above). Both reflect the success of Jewish merchants after the Civil War. Jews lived in Natchez as early as the late 1700s, but their numbers . . . Map (db m114299) HM
70 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Martin Luther King streetsNatchez Trails
An 1866 photograph shows that the porch on the house at 705 Washington Street (behind you) was a later addition. Those who built houses without porches often soon added them. Travel writer Joseph Holt Ingraham noted in 1835 that the area's hot . . . Map (db m115604) HM
71 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Pearl streetsNatchez Trails
The two matching brick houses at the corner (behind you) date to 1901 and stand on the site of a brick chapel (no longer standing) built in 1849 by the First Presbyterian Church. The chapel held Wednesday evening prayer services, . . . Map (db m107249) HM
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72 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Rankin streetsNatchez Trails
Gathered on the front steps of Green Leaves are the founders of the Natchez Garden Club, the women who started the local historic house tours in 1932. The vision of these women created the city's heritage tourism industry, today a major . . . Map (db m115605) HM
73 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Union streetsNatchez Trails
All four of the houses at this intersection were built before the Civil War, and three are associated with the family of Joseph Quegles, a Spaniard who settled in Natchez during the Spanish period (1779-1798).Four houses near the . . . Map (db m114301) HM
74 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Wall StreetsNatchez Trails
Known as the Spanish Quarter in the early 1800s, this neighborhood is one of the oldest in Natchez. Each corner house dates to before the Civil War. A Spaniard, Manuel Texada, built the house called Texada . . . Map (db m127092) HM
75 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Jefferson Street Methodist Church
This was the first Methodist congregration in Natchez formed in the early 1800s, and the 1st building was constructed in 1807. The 1st Sunday School south of Philadelphia, Pa., was organized here in 1829.Map (db m29749) HM
76 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Jersey Settlers
Erected, 1968, by Descendants of the New Jersey Settlers Organization (formed 1940) in memory of settlers of 1772, including Captain Amos Ogden. The Swayzes, Thorns & others now rest in the Kingston CemeteryMap (db m103816) HM
77 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Jersey Settlers
Erected, 1968, by Descendants of the New Jersey Settlers Organization (formed 1940) in memory of settlers of 1772 & their descendants who rest in Caleb King & Daniel Farrar Cemetery, Kingston Plantation.Map (db m104044) HM
78 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — John R. Lynch - St. Catherine Street Land SpeculatorNatchez Trails
John R. Lynch turned to writing in his later years and wrote the Facts of Reconstruction in 1913. He completed his autobiography Reminiscences of an Active Life when he was 90, two years before his death in 1939.Lynch invested . . . Map (db m115927) HM
79 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Judith Sargent Murray
An early American feminist writer and champion of women's rights, Murray (1751-1820) was also instrumental in fostering the Universalist Church in America. Murray lived for two years at Oak Point Plantation on this site. She died on July 6, 1820, . . . Map (db m103817) HM
80 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — King's Tavern(Bledsoe House)
Oldest building in Natchez. Standing before 1789. Operated as a tavern, stage stop, and mail station at the end of Natchez Trace. Now owned and restored by the Pilgrimage Garden Club of Natchez.Map (db m127081) HM
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81 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Kingston
S.E. 1 mile is site of Old Jersey Settlement now known as Kingston. Here settlers from New Jersey organized first Protestant church in Mississippi with Samuel Swayze as pastor.Map (db m104043) HM
82 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — KingstonThe Jersey Settlement
E. 8 mi. Settled, 1773 by N. Jersey pioneers led by Richard and Samuel Swayze. Latter formed Congregational church, reputedly the first Protestant church in state.Map (db m120192) HM
83 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Kingston
8.8 Miles to KINGSTON First Protestant Settlement In Mississippi Territory 1773.Dedicated 1955 by The National Society Of The Colonial Dames of America In The State Of Mississippi.Map (db m120264) HM
84 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — 32 — Lafayette's TourMapping the Farewell Tour™ — The Lafayette Trail —
On April 18, 1825, General Lafayette visited Natchez, spoke on the Bluff, dined at The Steamboat Hotel & attended a ball at Traveller's Lodge.Map (db m192867) HM
85 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Lambert-Taylor House1853
This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m127096) HM
86 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Louis J. Winston - St. Catherine EntrepreneurNatchez Trails
The photograph of the 1946 Brumfield High School Choral. Club, taken in the front yard of Brumfield, provides the best image of the Louis Winston House on the left. The house unfortunately burned in the 1990s. The house on the right, which still . . . Map (db m114661) HM
87 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — MississippiThe Magnolia State
Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th. state, 1817.Map (db m103799) HM
88 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Mt. Plain B.C.Historic Site
The original church was located on Montgomery Plantation when it burned down during the civil rights movement of 1963. It was rebuilt at this site in 1964.Map (db m136946) HM
89 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Music on St. Catherine StreetNatchez Trails
Alexander Lightfoot "Papa George" Papa George Lightfoot [1924-1971], he lived down the street from the alley I came up in, down on St. Catherine Street....He was a hustler, he had a snowball wagon, he sold peanuts. He would blow his harp . . . Map (db m108160) HM
90 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez
First settled by French, 1716-29. Lasting growth came with Britain, 1763-1779, and Spain, 1779-98. Cotton and trade made it commercial and cultural capital of Old South.Map (db m4479) HM
91 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez
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 . . . Map (db m87167) HM
92 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez Bluffs and River ViewsNatchez Trails
The Harper family mansion had a spectacular view of the river from the bluff. The construction of the railroad and related development made its land valuable for commerce, and the house and its garden were destroyed to build a large warehouse (no . . . Map (db m104673) HM
93 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez Children's Home
On March 12, 1816, a group of prominent women in the Natchez area formed the "Female Charitable Society.” Their goal was to house, educate, and care for children who had been orphaned within the Mississippi Territory. The Society established and . . . Map (db m214750) HM
94 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez City Cemetery
Established in 1822 on a ten acre tract, this cemetery grew into a park notable for its variety of 19th century iron and marble work. People of all walks of life are buried within the cemetery.Map (db m50659) HM
95 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez Civil Rights and Old D'Evereux StreetNatchez Trails
The Deacons for Defense and Justice armed themselves in self-defense as a response to the attempted murder of local NAACP president George Metcalfe, whose car was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965. The first meeting of the Natchez Deacons was . . . Map (db m116326) HM
96 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez Civil Rights Movement - 1965 - Pivotal YearNatchez Trails
The National Guard patrolled St. Catherine Street on September 3, 1965, not long after the August 27 bombing that nearly killed George Metcalfe, president of the local chapter of the Natchez Association for the Advancement of Colored People . . . Map (db m115639) HM
97 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — 33 — Natchez NAACP Headquarters — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
This house played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement, serving as headquarters for the local NAACP and the home of its president. George Metcalfe. During Freedom Summer of 1964, when civil rights workers converged on the state. members . . . Map (db m226608) HM
98 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez National Cemetery
Civil War Natchez In 1860, Natchez was one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. Within the surrounding Adams County, population 19,000, nearly 70 percent were enslaved. A few individuals held the vast majority of those slaves. . . . Map (db m143536) HM
99 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez National Historical Park
William Johnson House 210 State Street The William Johnson House site consists of the Johnson home and kitchen, and the adjoining McCallum House. William Johnson, born a slave in 1809, was freed at age eleven and later became a . . . Map (db m137168) HM
100 Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez — Natchez Under-the-Hill - Life on the RiverfrontNatchez Trails
On May 8, 1840, one of the deadliest tornadoes in American history struck Natchez and killed about 300 people. Most of the dead were boatmen and passengers on steamboats docked at the waterfront. The city was already suffering from the economic . . . Map (db m143132) HM

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