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Jefferson College

Highway 61, Natchez, MS
601 442 2901
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Ranked #18 of 32 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Educational Sites
Description: The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and a quaint nature trail.
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Mandeville Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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45 reviews 45 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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7 reviews 7 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Awesome place to visit, it's an old collage and it was used in THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH as WEST POINT. If you come to town you need to see this

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Corinth, Mississippi
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Visited during a special event with reenactors, period sutlers, lectures and tours of the facility. It was very educational and fun to visit and see the demonstrations. Jefferson College any time of the year is a step back into history especially for those who follow military history.

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