"Adams County, Mississippi" Top 5 Page for this destination Natchez Favorite Tip by Stephen-KarenConn
Natchez General: 13 reviews and 19 photos
Favorite thing: Natchez is the seat of Adams County, named for John Adams, second president of the United States. It is the oldest of the 82 counties in Mississippi, having been created in 1799, eighteen years before Mississippi became a state. Four Mississippi governors have hailed from Adams County: David Holmes, George Poindexter, John A. Quitman, and Gerard Brandon.
The estimated population of Adams County in 2004 was 32,591. This was a decrease of -5.09% from the 2000 census. As in so many counties in Mississippi, people seem to be moving to other parts of the country to find jobs. Natchez is far from being the poorest county in Mississippi, yet the per capita income is only about 74% of the national average.
I find it interesting that this grand old city, once the most prosperous locale in America, has never recovered from the devastation of the War Between the States and the so-called "reconstruction." Yet other southern cities - Atlanta for example - was literally burned to the ground during the War, yet has risen like a Phoenix to surpass many cities in the North.
Adams County, Mississippi