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Welcome to Natchez ...

The city of Natchez is located in Adams County<1> and is the County Seat for Adams County.

When the people of Natchez refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Natchezian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Natchez has a population of 14,626 people<3> (see below for details).

Natchez was established in 1716.

The community of Natchez is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Natchez lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Natchez: (601) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Natchez had an population of 14,626 people. This is a decrease of 7.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Natchez had a population of 15,792 people (or 48.9% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Natchez the county's most populous community.

The population of Natchez represents 0.53% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,792 people, the population of Natchez decreased 14.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,464 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Natchez.

Communities Also Named Natchez ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Natchez - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana and Nevada.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Natchez.

Communities near Natchez ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Natchez.

  • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Natchez
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<8>
  • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Natchez
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<8>
  • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Natchez
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 585 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
  • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Natchez
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Natchez
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<8>
    • Cloverdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Natchez
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • Selma [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Natchez
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Jeannette [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeannette
      • Jeannette [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Natchez
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeannette have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeannette
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Natchez
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday
    • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbarton
      • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Natchez
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Natchez. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Natchez.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Natchez. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Natchez.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Natchez. Our list includes 108 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Natchez.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Natchez ...

Looking for more information about Natchez? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Natchez, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Natchez.

Adding Natchez to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Natchez in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Natchez was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Natchez on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Natchez on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Natchez. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Natchez refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Natchez may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Natchez.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Natchez - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Natchez) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Natchez. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NatchezOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Natchez. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5597, Longitude: -91.3937    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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