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About Natchez Mississippi

Established first as a French fort site overlooking the Mississippi River in 1716, then laid out as a new town by the Spanish in the 1790s, Natchez became part of the United States with the establishment of the Mississippi Territory in 1798 and served as the first capital for the new State of Mississippi in 1817.

Mild climate and rich soil brought planters to the area, who made their fortunes in cotton and slaves and built one of the South's most charming cities. A place resplendent with natural beauty, Natchez is perched over 200 feet above the Mississippi River, with 30-mile views along the river both north and south.

Dunleith Plantation Mississippi River Balloon Race
Dunleith Plantation
Mississippi River Balloon Race

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