History & Culture
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?
The Howlin' Wolf song "Natchez Burning" commemorates the 1940 fire at the Rhythm Night Club, located in Natchez, where over two hundred people were killed.