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African-American Resources

Adams County Online Files  containing
African American surnames
  • 1886 Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi Census

  • 1892 Natchez City Directory

  • Adams County Sexton Records

  • Birth Returns 1910/1921

  • Death Certificates 1910 - 1921

  • Transcriptions of Original  Signed Physicians Certificates and Hospital Record Cards

  • Partial Listing of African-American Cemeteries (WPA)

  • William Johnson House (ca. 1841)



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    Local Information and Historical Sites
    USGenWeb and your Adams County Coordinator would like to extend a special thank you to the Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing the following information.
  • Museum of African-American History and Culture
    • A project of NAPAAC-Natchez. Association for the Preservation of African-American Culture
      207A Market Street
      (601) 445-0728

      Current exhibits encompass an era from the 1890's to the 1950's and include over 600 original items. There are also special visiting exhibits. Open Monday-Friday from 9 - 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Special arrangements can be made to open at other times for groups who call ahead.

  • Mostly African Market
    • St. Catherine at McCabe Street
      (301) 448-5448

      Hours are 1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays rom September through May. Special arrangements can be made to open for school groups and out-of-town visitors. The market occupies and 1850's antebellum Gothic cottage, The Angeletty House.

  • Bluff Park
    • Broadway Street at Franklin, Main and State Streets

      Two historical markers honor African-Americans at the Bluff Park overlooking the Mississippi River. The Richard Wright Marker commemorates the lives lost in a tragic fire which occured April 23, 1940, on St. Catherine Street, at Natchez's most famous African-American social club.

  • Cultural Connection
    • 381 John R. Junkin
      Hunt Real Estate Building, Suite 101

      Offers merchandise from 14 African countries. Open Sunday - Friday, noon - 7:00 p.m. Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Fort Rosalie, Natchez National Historical Park
    • Canal St. at D.A. Biglane St.

      Site where Natchez was established, in 1716, by the French, and African slavery was introduced.

  • Forks of the Road Slave Market Site
    • Intersecton of St. Catherine St., D'Evereux Dr., and Liberty Road.

      Location of the second largest slave market in the entire South.

  • William Johnson House (ca. 1841)
    • 210 State Street
      (601) 442-7047

      Group tours by special appointment.

  • St. John's United Methodist Church (ca. 1908)
    • One of the oldest African-American church buildings in Natchez.
  • Holy Family Catholic Church (ca. 1894)
    • 28 St. Catherine St.
      (601) 445-5700
      (Father Dean)

      The oldest African-American Catholic Church in Mississippi.

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