Intersection of Washington and South Rankin streets

Intersection of Washington and South Rankin streets (HM26E8)

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

N 31° 33.395', W 91° 24.136'

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Natchez 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 contributor to the local economy. The Spring Pilgrimage tour season, with its balls and pageantry, also became a cornerstone of the local social calendar for garden club members and their families.Green Leaves was the 1838 home of developer Edward P. Fourniquet who built several houses in this neighborhood. In 1849, ownership passed to George W. Koontz, a cofounder of Britton and Koontz Bank. The preservation of the home's furnishings by later generations has created one of America's most important historic house interiors. The old-fashioned Southern garden includes dozens of varieties of heirloom camellias.In 1838, the First Presbyterian Church bought this 1825 house for use as a manse, or parsonage. In 1849, the church built the small building in the side yard as a study for Dr. Joseph Buck Stratton, minister of the church from 1843-1893 and pastor emeritus from 1893-1903. His sixty-year diary provides. one of the most complete accounts of Natchez life in the 1800s.The corner house at 211 South Rankin St. was built shortly after the Civil War as



a school house, identified in the 1880s as the J. H. Davis private school. The building later became the home to Miss Charlie Compton, whose 1924 battle to save the City Market launched the city's historic preservation movement.Richard Elward, a book binder and newspaper editor, built this Washington Street cottage in 1844. Like many other brick Greek Revival-style homes in Natchez, Elward features gable end walls that rise above the peak of the roof and are topped by chimneys.
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HM NumberHM26E8
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Placed ByCity of Natchez
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Date Added Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 651645 N 3492394
Decimal Degrees31.55658333, -91.40226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.395', W 91° 24.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 23.7" N, 91° 24' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 605 Washington St, Natchez MS 39120, US
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