The site is now occupied by the State Capitol building.Link to the catalog
1840: Railroad line linking Jackson and Vicksburg completed
The line provided a major boost to growth in the capital city. Inland cotton growers could use the railroad to move their product to the Mississippi River for shipment, and Jackson became an important transportation hub.Link to the catalog
1840: B’nai Israel of Natchez established
This was the first Jewish congregation in the state.
May 7, 1840: Great Natchez Tornado strikes
The second deadliest tornado on record killed 317 people and sank over 60 vessels (mostly flatboats).