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ID: 7017545
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Natchez (inhabited place)  Natchez (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 31 33 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 31.5500  decimal degrees
Long: 091 24 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -91.4000  decimal degrees

Note: Survived a massacre in 1729 by Natchez tribe, for whom it was later named; passed from France to England in 1763; was haven for loyalists during American Revolution; captured by Spanish in 1779; US took possession in 1798; early Indian mounds are nearby.

Names:
Natchez (preferred,C,V)
Natches (C,V)
Naches (C,V)
Fort Panmure (C,V)
Fort Rosalie (H,V)  ............ 1716 to ca. 1750

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mississippi (state)  ............  Mississippi (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Adams (county)  ................  Adams (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Natchez (inhabited place)  ....................  Natchez (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established in 1716 as Fort Rosalie by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, sieur de Bienville; previously inhabited by Natchez tribe
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for timber, petroleum & natural gas
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for rubber, wood, paper & textile products
educational center (C)  ............  home to Natchez Junior College & Natchez Center (a branch of the University of Southern Mississippi)
capital (H)  ............  of Territory of Mississippi, from 1798 to 1802

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Panmure..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28011175
Fort Rosalie..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 528
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28011175
Naches..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28011175
Natches..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28011175
Natchez..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 528
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28011175
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 528
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28011175
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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