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Jefferson College

Address: Highway 61, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601 442 2901
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Ranked #15 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and a quaint nature trail.
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and a quaint nature trail.
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Kentfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
132 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 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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Lafayette, Louisiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Mississippi became a state in the "front yard" of Jefferson College. Wish we could have gone inside each of the buildings, but I understand restoration is ongoing. Free admission -- great for groups.

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