Welcome to Port Gibson, "The town too beautiful to burn." This scenic town is the state's third oldest.
The City is a Main Street Community and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Both Port Gibson and surrounding Claiborne County are part of the Certified Local Government Program. Port Gibson's Main Street Program has provided leadership in the transformation of Port Gibson's Main Street.
In 1996, Port Gibson was a participant in The
Countryside Exchange sponsored by the Glynwood
Institute. Port Gibson, creating a common agenda, is one of
three profiles included in the publication Shaping the Future - Lessons
Learned - Ten Year of the Countryside Exchange.
You can see a map of Port Gibson's Historic sites. Nearby is the Port Gibson Battlefield part of the Vicksburg Campaign Trail
Port Gibson is located in the Kudzu covered hills of Claiborne County, just off the Natchez Trace.
It is located on US Route 61 between Natchez and Vicksburg.
The Sixty-one highway run straight to Chicago. That Sixty-one highway is the longest highway in the world . . . run straight north to Chicago. That Sixty-one highway wore many a man out. That Sixty-one highway ---- run straight out of Mississippi.
The Port Gibson Heritage Festival will be held in March 2004. There are details on the Festival website. Check here for details on the Festival.
This is the home of the Harriette Person Memorial Library.
Mississippi Cultural Crossroads promotes a variety of community activities. They have been awarded two Governor's awards for Excellence in the Arts.
The Mississippi Department of Tourism has included Port Gibson information as part of two tours. One is African-American Heritage and the other is Civil War History. You may also be interested in our Bed and Breakfast accommodations.
There is a page with information on Claiborne County that contains general and genealogical information with quite a few good links and instructions on how to join an active mailing list dealing with local genealogy.
Port Gibson Main Street is developing a site. At the moment, it has details on the Annual Heritage Festival.
Janice Jones has an interesting page on her Barbecue Team.
There is a page on historic Chamberlain-Hunt Academy.
There is a site on the Civil War with Port Gibson information.
"[A] comprehensive site, which will hopefully expedite research and information
sharing in the field of historic/cultural resource preservation and urban
I will add additional links as I find out about them. If you know of any I should add, please let me know.
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