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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Tuscumbia
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Denison, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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190 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
130 helpful votes 130 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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