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Natchez, Mississippi
City of Natchez
The historic Melrose estate, at Natchez National Historical Park, an example of the city's Antebellum Era Greek Revival architecture
Motto: "On the Mighty Mississippi"
Location of Natchez in Adams County
Coordinates: 31°33′16″N 91°23′15″W / 31.55444°N 91.3875°W / 31.55444; -91.3875Coordinates: 31°33′16″N 91°23′15″W / 31.55444°N 91.3875°W / 31.55444; -91.3875
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Adams
Founded 1716 as Fort Rosalie, renamed by 1730
Incorporated 1800s
 • Mayor Elect Butch Brown
 • Total 13.9 sq mi (35.9 km2)
 • Land 13.2 sq mi (34.2 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 217 ft (66 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,792
 • Density 1,197/sq mi (462.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 39120-39122
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-50440
GNIS feature ID 0691586

Natchez is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is the county seat of Adams County.


Future Interstates

Number Highway
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Natchez's surrounding communities (collectively known as the "Miss-Lou") include:


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See also

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Alcorn State University
Arlington (Natchez, Mississippi)
Auburn (Natchez, Mississippi)
Commercial Bank and Banker's House
Great Natchez Tornado
House on Ellicott's Hill
Longwood (Natchez, Mississippi)
Melrose (Natchez, Mississippi)
Monmouth (Natchez, Mississippi)
Natchez National Cemetery
Natchez National Historical Park
Natchez On-Top-of-the-Hill Historic District
Stanton Hall
United States Courthouse (Natchez, Mississippi)


Other websites

City of Natchez official website
Official travel and tourism website
Natchez Democrat, the city's daily newspaper
History of Natchez's Jewish community, from the Institute of Southern Jewish Life
History of the Catholic Community of Natchez
Natchez Library Institute Accounts (MUM00328) at the University of Mississippi.
Natchez City Cemetery