Natchez (ˈnætʃᵻz ) is the only city in and the county seat of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. It has a total population of 14,520 (as of the 2020 census). Located on the Mississippi River across from Vidalia in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, Natchez was a prominent city in the antebellum years, a center of cotton planters and Mississippi River trade.
Natchez is approximately southwest of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, which is located in the central part of the state. It is approximately north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, located on the lower Mississippi River. Natchez is the 25th-largest city in the state. The city was named for the Natchez tribe of Native Americans, who with their ancestors, inhabited much of the area from the 8th century AD through the French colonial period.
History of Natchez, Mississippi
Established by French colonists in 1716, Natchez is one of the oldest and most important European settlements in the lower Mississippi River