travel42 Port Guide: Natchez

Natchez travel42 Port of Call Guide

Set on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, 90 mi/145 km southwest of Jackson, Natchez was born in the cotton-boom days. Riverboats still dock there, although now they're more likely to carry vacationers than bales of cotton.

Established in 1716 as Fort Rosalie by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, the city is the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River.

Nearly 500 historic buildings and homes are located in Natchez. At the Natchez National Historical Park, v...

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