Natchez TrailsJoseph 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 craftsmen. In 1844, the house sold to Alvarez Fisk, a supported of education and member of the Mississippi Colonization Society. This group tried to create settlements for freed slaves in West Africa. In 1855, Choctaw became home to George Malin Davis, a wealthy planter and lawyer. His outspoken support of Mississippi's secession from the Union led to Choctaw's occupation by U.S. forces during the Civil War.Cherokee, like Choctaw, is a grand house that was the home of a cotton planter. Natchez planter and cotton broker Frederick Stanton owned Cherokee from 1846 until he moved into newly completed Stanton Hall in 1858. The 1920s image above shows the house in run-down condition. Cherokee, like many Natchez houses dating to the 1830s and 40s, was finished in stucco, which was scored and painted to look like sandstone on the facade. This decorative paint treatment has been restored.Mansions like Choctaw and Cherokee were townhouse mansions of cotton planters, who preferred the ease and social life in Natchez and its suburbs to life on an isolated cotton plantation.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 651647 N 3493135|
|Decimal Degrees||31.56326667, -91.40213333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 33.796', W 91° 24.128'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 33' 47.76" N, 91° 24' 7.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||601, 769|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 307 N Wall St, Natchez MS 39120, US|
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