Saturday, June 25, 2011

Road Trip Countdown: Historic Natchez

Est. 1716
Welcome to Historic Natchez
on the Mississippi

In 2006, this sign was purchased and placed on the legal city limits of Natchez, Mississippi to welcome visitors traveling along highway 61 North into the city. However, Natchez was not always the most welcoming city to people of African descent. During slavery, it was home to one of the largest overland slave markets in the U.S. at Forks of the Road in the center of the city.