Antebellum Homes

Pictures of Various Antebellum Homes
in Adams County 

(Unless noted All Pictures Are Originals By Carolyn Switzer)



Auburn was built in 1812.  It is a grand mansion with a beautiful free-standing stairway unsupported to the second level.  The portrait that winks at you stirs up the curiosity of visitors.  It is surrounded with live oaks and is part of Duncan Park.  The City of Natchez owns the home and it is operated by the Auburn Garden Club.  It is a National Historic Landmark.





Bontura was built in 1851 by Robert Smith, a free African-American.  It was operated as an inn with a unique carriage house.  It is on the National Register.



Cherokee was built between 1794-1810.  This Greek Revival has interesting winding stairs.  It is on the National Register.



Connelly's Tavern
or The House on Ellicott's Hill

The House on Ellicott's Hill was built in 1798.  Andrew Ellicott raised the American flag on this hill in 1797.  The Tavern in the lower level of the house was near the end of the Natchez Trace.  The Natchez Garden Club has it's home on the grounds of this home.   The restoration of this home has been the project of the Natchez Garden Club.  It is a National Historical Landmark.




D'Evereux was built about 1840.  It is a grand house built in the Greek Revival style of architecture.  This mansion entertained such notables as Henry Clay and Audubon.  It is on the National Register.



The Presbyterian Manse

The Presbyterian Manse was built about 1830.  It was the location for many weddings in the Natchez area.




Longwood was built in 1860-1861 by Dr. Haller Nutt for his wife, Julie and their family.   Construction on the home was halted with the onslaught of the Civil War because building materials could not be shipped to complete the house.  Longwood contains all it original furnishings on the lower level which was completed.  The upper levels are the same as they were when the Civil War stopped the work on the house.  The cupola would have provided solar light for all the upper levels.  This unusual octagonal house is a National Historic Landmark.  



Monmouth was built in 1818 by Governor John A Quitman of Mississippi.  General Quitman was famous in the Mexican War.   Complementing this beautiful mansion are its lovely grounds.  It is a National Historic Landmark. 

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Oakland was built about 1838 for the granddaughter of "Don Estevan" Minor who was the Spanish Governor of the Natchez Territory.  It is on the National Register.






Rosalie was built about 1820.  It is located on the site of Fort Rosalie where the Natchez Indians massacred the French in 1729.  During the Civil War it was the headquarters for the Union Army.  It is now the home of the Mississippi State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  It is a National Historic Landmark.

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Stanton Hall

Stanton Hall was built in 1857 by the Stanton family.  It is one of the most magnificent antebellum home in America.  The Pilgrimage Garden Club makes their home on the grounds of Stanton Hall.  They have been responsible for the restoration of this home.  It is a National Historic Landmark.




The Burn

The Burn was built about 1834 and was one of the first Greek Revival homes in Natchez.  It is an elegant three story mansion with a graceful semi-spiral staircase.

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The Parsonage

The Parsonage was built in 1852 by the Methodist Church on land given by Peter Little, who owned Rosalie at that time, for his wife, Eliza, who was deeply religious and made it a home for visiting ministers.  It is on the National Register.


If you have pictures that you have taken of various antebellum homes in Adams County or a non-copyrighted history of them and would like to submit them for this page, please contact Carolyn Switzer.  In the interest of space, we must request that the history be strictly confined to 200 words or less. 

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