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Address: Highway 61, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601 442 2901
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The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and...

The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and a quaint nature trail.

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Jefferson College is a great place to stop and visit on your way to Natchez, or just before you get on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Beautiful grounds and a nature trail to enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Natchez, Mississippi
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Natchez, Mississippi
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Jefferson College is a great place to stop and visit on your way to Natchez, or just before you get on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Beautiful grounds and a nature trail to enjoy. Stroll around the buildings and enjoy the artifacts on display in the gift shop. Check the calendar for Natchez, MS to find out dates for historical re-enactments... More 

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Missouri
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have to admit that I wanted to stop here because I knew that this place had been used in North and South. I didn't know that it had been used in the John Wayne film "The Horse Soldiers". Some of the buildings are open to walk through, and there are a few exhibits in the visitors center. The only... More 

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Texas
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133 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Natchez we drove out here to see what all the talk is about. It was listed as a must see along the Natchez Trace. 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. A nice trip to... More 

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Denison, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were driving back to Natchez after visiting the Windsor Ruins and saw the signs to the 1802 Jefferson College, so we decided to add this to our adventure. The grounds are nice and there are several displays to view. Large Live Oak trees are covered with Spanish moss and resurrection fern. It is a nice stop along the way... More 

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Tuscumbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The college was established in 1802 by the Mississippi Territory. Although it isn't operational, it reeks of history. The live oaks are festooned with Spanish moss and the lawns are well cared for. The Gift Shop operated by State of Alabama has some knowledge, but it's the feel of the place that is tantalizing. I attended a period 1812 dance... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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8 reviews
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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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