• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez


    National Historical Park Mississippi

History & Culture

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?


Although not formally recognized as an Indian Tribe, descendants of the Natchez Indians live in Oklahoma and South Carolina.