Linden (Natchez, Mississippi)

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Linden, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi.jpg
Linden, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1938
Linden (Natchez, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Linden (Natchez, Mississippi)
Linden (Natchez, Mississippi) is located in the US
Linden (Natchez, Mississippi)
Location 1 Linden Pl., Natchez, Mississippi
Coordinates 31°33′4″N 91°23′1″W / 31.55111°N 91.38361°W / 31.55111; -91.38361Coordinates: 31°33′4″N 91°23′1″W / 31.55111°N 91.38361°W / 31.55111; -91.38361
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1785 (1785)
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 78001582[1]
Added to NRHP September 1, 1978

Linden is a historic mansion in Natchez, Mississippi.


It is located at 1 Linden Place in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi.


Linden in Natchez.jpg

The mansion was originally built in 1785, and records have been found going back to 1790.[2][3]

In 1815, it was rebuilt for Thomas Buck Reed (1787–1829), who served as the United States Senator from Mississippi from January 28, 1826 to March 4, 1827, and again from March 4, 1829 to November 26, 1829; he was also the son-in-law of plantation owner Isaac Ross (1760–1838).[2] The mansion was known as Reedland.[2]

Itt was then purchased by Dr John Ker (1789–1850), another plantation owner who knew Isaac Ross through the Mississippi Colonization Society.[2] Ker expanded the mansion by adding the wings and a ninety-eight-foot gallery.[2]

Shortly after he died, it became the residence of Jane Conner and her seven children.[2] She added a two-story brick wing.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 1, 1978. It now used as a hotel.[4]


The house has two stories, with an apartment on each wing.[3] The front porch has a wide gallery with white columns.[3] Inside, there is a painting by John James Audubon (1785–1851), and a portrait of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind (1820–1887).[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Steven Brooke, The Majesty of Natchez, Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing, 1999, p. 67 [1]
  3. ^ a b c d Helen Kerr Kempe, The Pelican Guide to Old Homes of Mississippi: Natchez and the South, Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing, 1989, pp. 52–53 [2]
  4. ^ The Mississippi: A Guide to the Inns of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1983, p. 43 [3]