• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez


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John Quitman

John Quitman

Natchez National Historical Park Collection

"No part of the United States holds out better prospects for a young lawyer . . . [The planters] live profusely; drink costly Port, Madeira, and sherry, after the English fashion, and are exceedingly hospitable."

-John Quitman (law partner of Melrose's John McMurran), 1822

Did You Know?

John J. Audubon

Famous naturalist and artist John James Audubon taught at Elizabeth Female Academy, near Natchez, in 1822. His time in the area influenced his artistic endeavors.