Smithland (Natchez, Mississippi)

Smithland
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.

History[]

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]

References[]

  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.