Natchez is the only city and county seat of Adams County, Mississippi, US. Natchez has a total population of around 15,800 people (as of the 2010 census) and a total area of 35.9 km2 (13.9 ml2). Located on Mississippi River across from Vidalia (Concordia Parish, Louisiana), the city of Natchez was prominent in the antebellum years as a center of cotton planters and trade along the Mississippi River.
Natchez is some 140 km (90 ml) southwest of Jackson, Mississippi's capital, which is located near state's center. It is about 137 km (85 ml) north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the lower Mississippi. Natchez is state's 25th-largest city. It was named for Natchez tribe of Native Americans. With their ancestors, they inhabited much of the region from the 8th century AD until the French colonial period.
By 1988 winter, the National Park Service founded Natchez National Historical Park around the Melrose mansion. William Johnson House was added inthe city a few years later.
Natchez' historic district has been often used by Hollywood in the antebellum period as the backdrop for feature films. In 1993, "The Adventures of Huck Finn" by Disney was partially filmed here. The 1982 TV movie "Rascals and Robbers: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn" also was filmed in Natchez. The TV mini-series "Beulah Land", as well as individual weekly shows of "The Mississippi" TV drama, starring Ralph Waite, and parts of the TV mini-series "North and South" were also filmed in the city. In and around Natchez was filmed John Wayne's "The Horse Soldiers".
In 2007, after renovating a historic hall, the United States Courthouse was opened in Natchez. The city also has a Museum of African American History and Culture.
Highlights: Antebellum houses, Museum of Afro-American History, Jefferson College
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