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In the early 1700s, a road began here and connected the Grand Village with the French colonial settlement on the Mississippi River bluff near what is now downtown Natchez.In 1723, French mapmaker Ignace Broutin produced a remarkably detailed map o…
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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 D…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2360_zion-chapel-african-methodist-episcopal-church_Natchez-MS.html
Henry Gurney photographed Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church in 1866, the year the congregation bought the building built in 1858 as the Second Presbyterian Church. Zion Chapel had earlier purchased the Methodist Church that fronted Union Street between Ma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM234Y_churches-in-the-st-catherine-street-neighborhood_Natchez-MS.html
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 Ame…
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Around 800 years ago, native peoples in this region began to transform a natural hill into what we call Emerald MoundThey followed a visionary plan and built this flat-topped sacred mound over perhaps 300 years. Covering eight acres, this remarkab…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21ZG_intersection-of-south-broadway-and-washington-streets_Natchez-MS.html
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 Under-the-Hill. The …
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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 all…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21UG_intersection-of-jefferson-and-north-union-streets_Natchez-MS.html
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 the south…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21U6_300-block-of-martin-luther-king-street_Natchez-MS.html
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 i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21U1_views-of-st-catherine-street-western-end_Natchez-MS.html
Photographer Earl Norman stood on Jefferson Street and snapped this view of the intersection of St. Catherine, Martin Luther King and Jefferson streets.A single column of the portico of Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church appears on the far right. Holy Fami…
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