Saragossa (Natchez, Mississippi)

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Saragossa
Saragossa near Natchez.jpg
Saragossa (Natchez, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Saragossa (Natchez, Mississippi)
Saragossa (Natchez, Mississippi) is located in the US
Saragossa (Natchez, Mississippi)
Location Natchez, Mississippi
Coordinates 31°29′30″N 91°24′6″W / 31.49167°N 91.40167°W / 31.49167; -91.40167Coordinates: 31°29′30″N 91°24′6″W / 31.49167°N 91.40167°W / 31.49167; -91.40167
Area 8.3 acres (3.4 ha)
Built 1810 (1810)
NRHP reference # 80002196[1]
Added to NRHP November 24, 1980

Saragossa was a plantation in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi.

Location[edit]

It is located on Saragossa Road in Natchez, Mississippi.[2]

History[edit]

The plantation was established in 1823 by Dr Stephen Duncan (1787-1867), the wealthiest cotton planter and the second largest slaveowner in the Antebellum South.[3][4] Cotton was the main cash crop grown here.[3]

In 1835, William St. John Elliot purchased the plantation, who also owned D'Evereux.[3][4] In 1849, it was purchased by William G. Conner, who sold it back to Elliot in 1852.[3] That same year, in 1852, it was purchased by Winfield Gibson.[3] Three years later, in 1855, it was purchased by Caroline Williams, who bequeathed it to her daughter, Anna (Williams) Smith, and her son-in-law, Walton Pembroke Smith.[3][5] It then stayed in the Smith family until the 1970s.[3]

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since November 24, 1980.

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