Smithland (Natchez, Mississippi)

Smithland (Natchez, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Smithland (Natchez, Mississippi)
Smithland (Natchez, Mississippi) is located in the United States
Smithland (Natchez, Mississippi)
Nearest cityNatchez, Mississippi
Coordinates31°23′3″N 91°21′13″W / 31.38417°N 91.35361°W / 31.38417; -91.35361Coordinates: 31°23′3″N 91°21′13″W / 31.38417°N 91.35361°W / 31.38417; -91.35361
Area5.8 acres (2.3 ha)
Built1815 (1815)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.87000575[1]
Added to NRHPApril 2, 1987

Smithland is a historic house in Natchez, Mississippi, USA.


The land was acquired by Calvin Smith in the late 18th century, who gave it to his son, Benijah Smith, in the early 19th century.[2]

Smithland was built as a great house on a plantation from 1815 to 1817.[2] It was designed in the Federal architectural style.[2]

The house was purchased by John H. Thorn in 1834.[2] When it was remodelled in 1845, it was redesigned in the Greek Revival architectural style.[2] By the 1980s, the house still belonged to Thorn's descendants.[2]

Heritage significance[]

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 2, 1987.[3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form: Smithland". National Park Service. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "Smithland". National Park Service. Retrieved June 21, 2016.