List of National Historic Landmarks in Mississippi

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This is a List of National Historic Landmarks in Mississippi. It includes current National Historic Landmarks (NHLs), and also National Park Service areas in Mississippi that overlap.

National Historic Landmarks in Mississippi[edit]

There are 38 National Historic Landmarks in Mississippi. Five of these 1,000 are also State Historic Sites. For consistency, the sites are named here as designated under the National Historic Landmark program. A cross-reference list of all seven State Historic Sites is provided further below, which uses different names for some sites. The NHLs are concentrated in 17 of Mississippi's 82 counties. Thirteen are in Adams County alone.

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 Ammadelle
1975 HABS photo
May 30, 1974
(#74001064)
Oxford
34°22′19″N 89°31′03″W / 34.371856°N 89.517575°W / 34.371856; -89.517575 (Ammadelle)
Lafayette Italianate villa built in 1859, designed by Calvert Vaux.
2 Anna Site
Anna Site
September 14, 1993
(#93001606)
Natchez
31°41′43″N 91°20′59″W / 31.695381°N 91.349769°W / 31.695381; -91.349769 (Anna Site)
Adams A Plaquemine culture archaeological site.
3 Arlington
2008 photo
May 30, 1974
(#73000999)
Natchez
31°33′10″N 91°23′33″W / 31.552778°N 91.3925°W / 31.552778; -91.3925 (Arlington)
Adams Early historic home.
4 Auburn
2010 photo
May 30, 1974
(#74001047)
Natchez
31°32′44″N 91°23′27″W / 31.54565°N 91.390733°W / 31.54565; -91.390733 (Auburn)
Adams Early historic home.
5 Beauvoir
Beauvoir 01
November 7, 1993
(#71000448)
Biloxi
30°23′33″N 88°51′46″W / 30.392509°N 88.862787°W / 30.392509; -88.862787 (Beauvoir)
Harrison Post-war home and library of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, restored by 2008.
6 Champion Hill Battlefield
Champion Hill Battlefield
May 5, 1977
(#71000450)
Bolton
32°19′12″N 90°32′33″W / 32.32°N 90.5425°W / 32.32; -90.5425 (Champion Hill Battlefield)
Hinds A turning point of the American Civil War.
7 Commercial Bank and Banker's House
Commercial Bank and Banker's House
May 30, 1974
(#74002252)
Natchez
31°33′41″N 91°24′19″W / 31.561482°N 91.405185°W / 31.561482; -91.405185 (Commercial Bank and Banker's House)
Adams Unusual dual-function building.
8 Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites
Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites
May 6, 1991
(#91001050)
Corinth, MS and Hardeman County, TN
34°56′02″N 88°31′19″W / 34.934°N 88.522°W / 34.934; -88.522 (Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites)
Alcorn Corinth battlefield - Corinth and Hardeman County, TN
9 Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site Upload image
June 19, 1996
(#73001024)
Macon
33°00′36″N 88°45′15″W / 33.009878°N 88.754175°W / 33.009878; -88.754175 (Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site)
Noxubee Gathering place of Choctaw Indians, site of 1830 treaty leading to their relocation west of the Mississippi River.
10 Dunleith
Carol Highsmith photo
December 2, 1974
(#72000684)
Natchez
31°32′59″N 91°23′57″W / 31.549717°N 91.399147°W / 31.549717; -91.399147 (Dunleith)
Adams A Natchez mansion built in 1855.
11 Emerald Mound Site
Emerald Mound Site
December 29, 1989
(#88002618)
Stanton
31°38′10″N 91°14′50″W / 31.636106°N 91.247228°W / 31.636106; -91.247228 (Emerald Mound Site)
Adams A Plaquemine culture archaeological site.
12 William Faulkner House
Rowan Oak
May 23, 1968
(#68000028)
Oxford
34°21′35″N 89°31′29″W / 34.3598°N 89.5247°W / 34.3598; -89.5247 (William Faulkner House)
Lafayette Well-preserved mansion where author William Faulkner lived and wrote.
13 Fort St. Pierre Site Upload image
July 19, 1964
(#00000263)
Vicksburg
32°29′44″N 90°47′55″W / 32.495692°N 90.798533°W / 32.495692; -90.798533 (Fort St. Pierre Site)
Warren Site of French fort during 1719-1729, important for use in dating other archaeological sites due to its integrity and brief period of use.
14 Grand Village of the Natchez
Grand Village of the Natchez
July 19, 1964
(#66000408)
Natchez
31°31′31″N 91°22′54″W / 31.525205°N 91.381638°W / 31.525205; -91.381638 (Grand Village of the Natchez)
Adams Village and archaeological site of the Plaquemine culture and their descendants the Natchez .
15 Hester Site Upload image
January 3, 2001
(#75001051)
Amory
Monroe Archaeological site, a campsite used by Paleo-Indian and Archaic peoples in 9000-7000 BC.
16 Highland Park Dentzel Carousel
2008 photo
February 27, 1987
(#87000863)
Meridian
32°22′28″N 88°43′05″W / 32.37455°N 88.71793°W / 32.37455; -88.71793 (Highland Park Dentzel Carousel)
Lauderdale German-American built carousel within Highland Park.
17 Holly Bluff Site
Holly Bluff site
July 19, 1964
(#66000412)
Holly Bluff
32°48′51″N 90°40′59″W / 32.814103°N 90.68295°W / 32.814103; -90.68295 (Holly Bluff Site)
Yazoo A Plaquemine Mississippian culture archaeological site.
18 House on Ellicott's Hill
2008 photo
May 30, 1974
(#74001050)
Natchez
31°33′48″N 91°24′14″W / 31.563196°N 91.403806°W / 31.563196; -91.403806 (House on Ellicott's Hill)
Adams NRHP 74001050
19 Jaketown Site
Jaketown Site
December 14, 1990
(#73001017)
Belzoni
33°14′14″N 90°29′13″W / 33.237095°N 90.487026°W / 33.237095; -90.487026 (Jaketown Site)
Humphreys An archaeological site.
20 Lucius Q. C. Lamar House
1975 HABS photo
May 15, 1975
(#75001048)
Oxford
34°22′17″N 89°30′58″W / 34.37125°N 89.51602°W / 34.37125; -89.51602 (Lucius Q. C. Lamar House)
Lafayette NRHP 75001048
21 Longwood
Longwood
December 16, 1969
(#69000079)
Natchez
31°32′12″N 91°24′17″W / 31.536667°N 91.404722°W / 31.536667; -91.404722 (Longwood)
Adams Unfinished antebellum house.
22 Lyceum-The Circle Historic District
Lyceum-The Circle Historic District
October 6, 2008
(#08001092)
Oxford
34°21′58″N 89°32′06″W / 34.366°N 89.534917°W / 34.366; -89.534917 (Lyceum-The Circle Historic District)
Lafayette District associated with events surrounding the historic court-ordered admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi in 1962
23 Charles McLaran House
1975 HABS photo
January 3, 2001
(#76001102)
Columbus
33°29′24″N 88°25′54″W / 33.490133°N 88.431619°W / 33.490133; -88.431619 (Charles McLaran House)
Lowndes Greek Revival mansion.
24 Melrose
1992 HABS photo
May 30, 1974
(#74002253)
Natchez
31°32′35″N 91°22′59″W / 31.543129°N 91.382969°W / 31.543129; -91.382969 (Melrose)
Adams Home within Natchez National Historical Park that achieves "perfection" in Greek Revival design.
25 Mississippi Governor's Mansion
Mississippi Governor's Mansion
April 24, 1975
(#69000085)
Jackson
32°18′00″N 90°11′00″W / 32.299936°N 90.183336°W / 32.299936; -90.183336 (Mississippi Governor's Mansion)
Hinds Together with Old Mississippi State Capitol, designed by William Nichols.
26 Monmouth
1972 HABS photo
June 7, 1988
(#73001001)
Natchez
31°33′17″N 91°23′09″W / 31.554836°N 91.385712°W / 31.554836; -91.385712 (Monmouth)
Adams NRHP 73001001
27 I. T. Montgomery House
HABS photo
May 11, 1976
(#76001092)
Mount Bayou
33°52′31″N 90°43′44″W / 33.87529°N 90.72877°W / 33.87529; -90.72877 (I. T. Montgomery House)
Bolivar Former slave Isaiah Montgomery founded successful all-black town here in 1887.
28 Oakland Memorial Chapel
1972 HABS photo
May 11, 1976
(#74001057)
Alcorn
31°52′27″N 91°08′22″W / 31.87419°N 91.13937°W / 31.87419; -91.13937 (Oakland Memorial Chapel)
Claiborne Black craftsmen built this chapel, symbolizing Alcorn University as first land grant university for black Americans. It is located within Alcorn State University Historic District.
29 Old Mississippi State Capitol
Old Capitol Building in 2010
December 14, 1990
(#69000087)
Jackson
32°17′58″N 90°10′49″W / 32.299321°N 90.180358°W / 32.299321; -90.180358 (Old Mississippi State Capitol)
Hinds Greek Revival building.
30 Pemberton's Headquarters
Front of the house
December 8, 1976
(#70000319)
Vicksburg
32°20′55″N 90°52′42″W / 32.34863°N 90.87844°W / 32.34863; -90.87844 (Pemberton's Headquarters)
Warren Confederate General Pemberton's HQ during 47 day siege of Vicksburg, where he decided to surrender the city on July 4, 1863.
31 Port Gibson Battle Site Upload image
April 5, 2005
(#05000461)
Port Gibson
31°57′28″N 91°01′08″W / 31.957778°N 91.018889°W / 31.957778; -91.018889 (Port Gibson Battle Site)
Claiborne American Civil War site of Battle of Port Gibson.
32 Rocket Propulsion Test Complex
Static Test Firing S-1C Saturn V Mississippi Test Facility
October 3, 1985
(#85002805)
Bay St. Louis
30°21′50″N 89°35′14″W / 30.363889°N 89.587222°W / 30.363889; -89.587222 (Rocket Propulsion Test Complex)
Hancock NRHP 85002805
33 Rosalie
Rosalie
January 19, 1989
(#77000781)
Natchez
31°33′34″N 91°24′30″W / 31.559526°N 91.408359°W / 31.559526; -91.408359 (Rosalie)
Adams An 1823 Natchez mansion that influenced architecture throughout the Lower Mississippi Valley.
34 Stanton Hall
2002 photo
May 30, 1974
(#74002254)
Natchez
31°33′45″N 91°24′03″W / 31.562621°N 91.40073°W / 31.562621; -91.40073 (Stanton Hall)
Adams NRHP 74002254
35 Warren County Courthouse
Warren County Courthouse
May 23, 1968
(#68000029)
Vicksburg
32°21′01″N 90°52′43″W / 32.35036°N 90.87862°W / 32.35036; -90.87862 (Warren County Courthouse)
Warren NRHP 68000029
36 Waverley
2009 photo
May 30, 1974
(#73001004)
West Point
33°34′09″N 88°30′13″W / 33.569167°N 88.503611°W / 33.569167; -88.503611 (Waverley)
Clay NRHP 73001004
37 Eudora Welty House
2006 photo
August 18, 2004
(#02001388)
Jackson
32°19′08″N 90°10′13″W / 32.318806°N 90.170339°W / 32.318806; -90.170339 (Eudora Welty House)
Hinds Home of author Eudora Welty
38 Winterville Site
Winterville Site
September 14, 1993
(#73001031)
Greenville
33°29′09″N 91°03′40″W / 33.485833°N 91.061111°W / 33.485833; -91.061111 (Winterville Site)
Washington A Plaquemine culture archaeological site.

Former NHLs in Mississippi[edit]

There have been no de-designations of Mississippi NHLs,[3] but one NHL object has been moved out of the state and was subsequently delisted:

[1] Landmark name[4] Image Date designated[4] Date withdrawn[4] Locality[4] County[4] Description[5]
1 PRESIDENT (Steamboat) SSPresident.gif December 20, 1989 July 13, 2011 Vicksburg Warren This steamboat plied the Mississippi River watershed after her construction in 1924. In 2009 she was disassembled and transported overland to St. Elmo, Illinois. This loss of historical integrity prompted the National Park Service to withdraw her landmark designation.

National Park Service areas in Mississippi[edit]

National Historic Parks, National Battlefields, and certain other areas listed in the National Park system are historic landmarks of national importance that are highly protected already, often before the inauguration of the NHL program in 1960, and are then often not also named NHLs per se. There are five of these in Mississippi. The National Park Service lists these five together with the NHLs in the state.[6] They are:

Landmark name
Image Date established[7] Location County Description
1 Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site Brices Cross Roads Battlefield Site
2 Natchez National Historical Park Melrose
3 Shiloh National Military Park Union Cemetery (shared with Tennessee)
4 Tupelo National Battlefield Tupelo National Battlefield Monument
5 Vicksburg National Military Park Illinois Memorial Includes Vicksburg National Cemetery; shared with Louisiana.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  3. ^ NHL de-designations
  4. ^ a b c d e National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-04. .
  5. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database".  Retrieved on various dates.
  6. ^ These are listed on p.113 of "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State," November 2007 version.
  7. ^ Date of listing as National Historical Park or similar designation, from various sources in articles indexed.

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