"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.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001-2006 (copyright)

  • Last visit to Port Gibson: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2007 at 2:51 PM

    We were in Port Gibson and saw the Ruins of Windsor just a couple of weeks ago. Very interesting place. Glad to see you've got a page for it.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2006 at 8:12 AM

    What a shame about that building being burnt to the ground. As for that 'furry' thing, it would have been me running the other way - lol

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2002 at 11:17 PM

    Hey.. If you flew around all these place, instead of driving, you too could have some fun getting frisked.. ha,ha....

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2002 at 8:52 PM

    pooh..there has been a lot of money around in those days


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