Intersection of North Canal and Jefferson streets

Intersection of North Canal and Jefferson streets (HM25ON)

Location: Natchez, MS 39120 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 33.793', W 91° 24.234'

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Natchez 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 House on Ellicott Hill. The Natchez Garden Club restored the house in 1935, the first building in ississippi restored by an organization.oday they operate the National Historic Landmark as a furnished house museum.


The historic buildings on the west side of Canal Street (no longer standing)were torn down in the early 1900s to build the City build the Natchez Ice Company. A post office replaced the ice company in the 1960s.

About 1805, James Andrews built hisnow called the Priest House, four blocks away on Market Street, on a lot that faced the Adams County Courthouse.
The Works Progress Administration home, (WPA), one of the economic initiatives
of the Great Depression, built the City Auditorium in 1939 as a combined public auditorium and gymnasium on the grounds of the Choctaw mansion. Public events held at the facility include sporting events, circuses, concerts, the Literary Celebration, and the Historic Natchez Pageant (seen above). In 1965, it also served as a temporary jail for arrested Civil Rights activists.The



Natchez Garden Club saved the house and a nearby law office from destruction by moving the two buildings to this site in the mid-1900s. Mississippi River
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HM NumberHM25ON
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Placed ByCity of Natchez
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Date Added Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 651479 N 3493127
Decimal Degrees31.56321667, -91.40390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.793', W 91° 24.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 47.58" N, 91° 24' 14.04" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214-298 N Canal St, Natchez MS 39120, US
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