"Keeweechic's Port Gibson" Port Gibson by keeweechic
Port Gibson Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 42 photos
Union General U.S. Grant declared Port Gibson as "The town too beautiful to burn" during his drive to lay siege to Vicksburg. The city is a monument in itself to a prosperous time during the reign of King Cotton. There are many grand homes down tree lined streets and it is Mississippi's third oldest city.
Port Gibson lies in the Kudzu (vine) covered hills of Claiborne County, just off the Natchez Trace. If you are driving from Natchez to Vicksburg you will drive through it on US Route 61 which is a highway which runs through to Chicago and is the longest highway in the world. Port Gibson is only 45 miles from Jackson, Mississippi.
We were enroute from Natchez to Vicksburg. In Natchez I had seen a postcard of ruins in the area and on further investigation found information which said we could find them just off the Highway we were taking. They were a wonderful find and I'm glad we deviated to see them. We did pass through Pt Gibson township but didn't stop for any particular sightseeing so the ruins and the information on the ruins is pretty much all you will read here.
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