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Jefferson College

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Address: Highway 61, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601 442 2901
Description: The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817...
The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and a quaint nature trail.
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A working progress-not much yet restored

Site of the founding of the State of Mississippi and where Jefferson Davis attended for one semester, this now-closed preparatory school provides a glimpse into the past... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Lewisville, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Site of the founding of the State of Mississippi and where Jefferson Davis attended for one semester, this now-closed preparatory school provides a glimpse into the past. Unfortunately, almost nothing in the first building has been restored and the other two buildings are still closed. The museum is of moderate interest. It was not the highlight of our trip to... More 

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Kentfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just plain interesting how things were done without any "extras" yet must have been an elite experience.

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montreat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

While visiting Natchez we drove out here one afternoon because it was listed as a must see on the Natchez Trace ( just a short ways off). The history of the school was very interesting and the fact that it was started in the early 1800's and did not close until 1964 adds to its long history

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Mandeville Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I stopped here on a trip to Natchez, largely because I just wanted to see the village that has been the first territorial capital of the old Mississippi Territory. Although nothing of the latter remains, the old College that was built when Washington was the territorial capital is still standing and in surprisingly good condition. There is a visitor center... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First territorial capitol of Mississippi Territory, and site of filming of Horse Soldiers { John Wayne) and annual Copper Magnolia festival. Military college at one time.

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Columbus, Mississippi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There is a lot of history at this place. It was very interesting to see this college. I remember in high school studying about this college was great to actually go see it

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The reception building has a small exhibit about the years it was a military school. One of the two school/dormitory buildings is open to see the ground floor. Walking trough that building you see the kitchen building and the kind of plaza where they filmed for the TV series North and South. Don't forget to walk the nature trail and... More 

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Hammond, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Jefferson College. We learned a few things about Natchez and the history of the college. A part of the mini series North and South was filmed there. Very interesting history and so educational.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

On our way to Natchez from Vicksburg we stumbled across Jefferson College which is only 1 block off the highway. The grounds are beautiful and the history of this site is impressive. It's worth the stop.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We got there to late to go inside, however the ground and view from outside were very impressive, so make the time to drive over to the location for sure.

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