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Adams County, Mississippi

39120, 39121

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Page Contents for Natchez, Mississippi

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Natchez is approximately 18,732 (2000), 15792 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,660 (1990), 6849 (2010).
The amount of land area in Natchez is 34.213 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Natchez is 14 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.67 sq kilometers.
The distance from Natchez to Washington DC is 979 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 88 miles. (as the crow flies)
Natchez is positioned 31.54 degrees north of the equator and 91.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Natchez elevation is 195 feet above sea level.
The average winter temperature is 53 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.


in southwestern Mississippi near the Louisiana border.
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semi-tropical. All seasons are experienced here, though winters are usually mild and summers are warm.
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History & History Related Items

Natchez is the oldest civilized settlement on the Mississippi River beating out New Orleans by just two years. The first inhabitants were prehistoric Indians and then the Natchez Indians. The French came in 1716, the British in 1763, the Spanish in 1779 and the Americans in 1798. This same year it became the first capital of the Mississippi Territory. In 1817, it became the first capital of Mississippi State. Natchez grew early on with the help of "King Cotton." The steamboats moved tons of cotton grown in Mississippi and Louisiana and many settlers grew very rich. Many of the large mansions in Natchez were built during the boom years of the early 19th century.

Natchez once had 500 millionaires, more than any other city except New York City. Natchez now has more than 500 buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Natchez abounds in beautiful antebellum homes. Many are available to tour everyday. More open during special events. Many others are private homes and not open for tours, but are simply beautiful to look at. Along with the wonderful architecture, the downtown area is also the setting for antique shops, stores, hotels, churches, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. There are over 40 B&B's in Natchez.

The outdoors here offer many ways to enjoy your leisure time. All sports are year-round, including hunting and fishing.
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Natchez City Government

City of Natchez
Mayor and Board of Alderman
P.O. Box 1185
Natchez, Mississippi 39121

Natchez is the county seat of Adams County.

Natchez Community Events

March-April each year
Annual Spring Pilgrimage

April-May each year
Natchez Opera Festival
Toll-free: 1-800-647-6742
Phone: 1-601-446-6631 Natchez


The population of Natchez was:
1990 - 19,460
2000 - 18,732

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