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The county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, Natchez is ocated on the Mississippi River some and 85 miles north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is named for the Natchez tribe of Native Americans who inhabited the area. Established by French colonists in 1716, Natchez is one of the oldest and most important European settlements in the lower Mississippi River Valley; it later served as the capital of Mississippi Territory and then of the state of Mississippi, before Jackson replaced it as the capital in 1822.

The strategic location of Natchez, on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, ensured that it would become a pivotal center of trade, commerce, and the interchange of ethnic Native American, European, and African cultures in the region, for the first two centuries of its existence.

Natchez - Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez - Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez - Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez - Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez - National Cemetery

Natchez - National Cemetery

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon Interior

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon Interior

Natchez - Mississippi River

Natchez - Mississippi River

Natchez - Rosalie Mansion

Natchez - Rosalie Mansion

Natchez - Grand Hotel

Natchez - Grand Hotel

Natchez - Quirky House

Natchez - Quirky House

Natchez - Forks Road Site

Natchez - Forks Road Site

Natchez -Under the Hill

Natchez -Under the Hill

Natchez -Under the Hill

Natchez -Under the Hill

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon and Guest House

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon and Guest House

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon Interior

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon Interior

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon Interior

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon Interior

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon - Bathroom Graffiti

Natchez - Under the Hill Saloon - Bathroom Graffiti

Natchez - Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez - Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez - Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez - Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez, MS - City Cemetery

Natchez, MS - City Cemetery

Natchez, MS - City Cemetery

Natchez, MS - City Cemetery

Natchez, MS - National Cemetery

Natchez, MS - National Cemetery