Collection: Houses with Personality, Natchez Mississippi

Tobacco and indigo were the initial crops in the Natchez area but with the introduction of the Whitney cotton gin in 1795, combined with the already established institution of slavery, cotton became king. The gin revolutionized cotton production and brought great wealth to Natchez planters and merchants.

Much of that wealth produced grand city and country estates ranking among the most beautiful in America. Today, Natchez boasts more antebellum structures than any other city of its size in the United States, with 13 National Landmarks and over 1,000 buildings on the National Resister. Some of those properties have been owned and occupied by the same families for over 150 years.