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Did you know that Natchez, MS actually consists of 8 historic districts? These districts are summarized here, along with the date each was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places:
- Natchez Bluffs and Under-the-Hill Historic District (1972) – A 75-acre area, it is roughly bounded by S. Canal St., Broadway, and the Mississippi River. The “Under-the-Hill” area once contained all of Natchez, about 20 buildings, at the time of the U.S. revolutionary war. Gradually houses were built on the bluffs above, an “Upper Town” emerged, and eventually the center of Natchez shifted.
- Natchez On-Top-of-the-Hill Historic District (1979) – Occupies the gently rolling surface about 200 feet above the Mississippi River and today contains both downtown business and residential activity. This district is based on the late eighteenth century Spanish plan of the old town with the streets laid out parallel and perpendicular to the Mississippi River.
- Cemetery Bluff Historic District (1980) – Located on Cemetery Road, this 120-acre historic district includes a mix of Victorian architectural styles. The district comprises a number of contributing structures along Cemetery Road with the Natchez City Cemetery at the southern end and the Natchez National Cemetery at the northern end.
- Clifton Heights Historic District (1982) – Located six blocks north of Main Street, this district represents the old suburban area of Natchez. This district is situated along the bluff at an elevation more than 200 feet above the Mississippi River and is separated from the river by steep bluffs. This district was developed on the grounds of Clifton, the early nineteenth-century suburban mansion that was destroyed in 1863.
- Upriver Residential Historic District (1983) – Located in the old northern suburban area of Natchez, this district is principally late nineteenth and early twentieth century in character. It was developed on the sub-divided grounds of pre-Civil War suburban villa estates like The Burn, Riverview, The Towers and Airlie. The houses in the Upriver Residential Historic District are generally large houses with generous lots.
- Woodlawn Historic District (1983) – Located in the old northern suburbs of the City of Natchez, this district shares a common boundary with the Upriver Residential Historic District. Both these historic districts trace their origins to the post-Civil War subdivision of antebellum suburban estates into building lots. The houses in the Woodlawn Historic District are generally small cottages on small lots.
- Holy Family Catholic Church Historic District (1995) – This district is a significant cluster of historic buildings in the neighborhood surrounding Holy Family Catholic Church at the western terminus of the district. The church fronts onto St. Catherine Street, one of the city’s most historic streets, which was once a portion of the Natchez Trace, the historic trail that today still leads from Natchez to Nashville.
- Downriver Residential Historic District (1999) – This district is roughly bounded by Orleans Street to the north, South Canal Street to the west, the tracks of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad to the south, and a natural ravine to the east. Most of the land in the Downriver Residential Historic District was part of the antebellum estate of the Nathaniel Harrison family, most of which was subdivided into building lots in 1883. The lots in the Downriver Residential Historic District vary in size with the larger lots creating a landscaped park-like setting in the southeastern portion.