• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez

    Natchez

    National Historical Park Mississippi

The City on the Bluff

Throughout history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity and is evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park.  From the magnificent antebellum estate of John McMurran, to the downtown home of African American barber and diarist William Johnson, to the French Fort Rosalie, this diverse Mississippi River town has lent itself to opportunity.

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William Johnson

An 1840 tornado destroyed John McMurran's law office. Ironically, William Johnson used some of the bricks from McMurran's law office to build his new home on State Street. Today, McMurran's estate Melrose and William Johnson's house are part of Natchez National Historical Park.