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Sunday, February 07, 2016

The Natchez Democrat
503 N. Canal St.
P.O. Box 1447
Natchez, MS 39120

(601) 442-9101
(601) 442-7315

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Located on high bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, the Natchez area is one of the most picturesque spots along the river. Located in southwest Mississippi, the area serves as the hub of economic, industrial and medical needs of several surrounding counties and Louisiana parishes.

Geographic location
Natchez is about 90 minutes north of Baton Rouge, La., and about 90 minutes southwest of Jackson, Miss. Adams County, in which Natchez is centrally located, covers about 460 square miles.

Total immediate market: More than 54,000
Adams County: 32,297
Concordia Parish (La.): 20,822

City of Natchez: 15,792

The South is known for its warm, humid summers and Natchez certainly has its share. However, the rest of the year is quite seasonal, with the area enjoying complete, fall, winter and spring weather, as well. Summer’s average high is in the mid- to upper-80s. Mild winters with occasional cold snaps make the area ideal for many residents. Natchez typically receives about 50 inches of rainfall each year and occasionally a trace of snow.

Major employers
Health care; tourism industry; agricultural; education; finance; manufacturing.

Natchez and Adams County have many schools — public, private and parochial — serving pre-school through high school students. In addition, Natchez is the site of a thriving community college, Copiah-Lincoln Community College Natchez campus, and a branch of Alcorn State University, where the ASU School of Nursing and School of Business Administration are located in addition to other upper-level classes.

Natchez has many social and civic activities in which to take part throughout the year. More than 500 antebellum structures give Natchez a unique architectural character. Many of the historic houses and buildings are open for tours. Some of the important events during the year are Spring and Fall Pilgrimage tours, Natchez Opera Festival, Natchez Bluff Blues Festival, Great Mississippi River Balloon Race, Jim Bowie Festival and a number of other festivals and events

Golf, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and bicycling.

Interesting tidbits
Natchez, named after the Native Americans who lived in the area at the time of the French settlement in the early 18th century, is the oldest continuous settlement on the Mississippi River.

Area information
Chamber of Commerce
211 Main St. Suite A
Natchez, MS 39120
(601) 445-4611


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