Trinity Episcopal Church is located in downtown Natchez, Mississippi, four blocks from the banks of the Mississippi River. Natchez is the county seat of, and the only incorporated city within, Adams County, Mississippi. Founded in 1716, Natchez is rich in history and prides itself in being the oldest city on the Mississippi River.
Natchez is a very active social town with numerous activities throughout the year. The Natchez Spring Pilgrimage in March and April providing tours of the many antebellum mansions and the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race in October are two of the larger events offering local fun and excitement. During May, the Natchez Festival of Music is host to professionally trained singers and musicians performing opera, jazz, and Broadway musicals. Several Mardi Gras krewes sponsor downtown parades in early spring. Other annual or biennial events include the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, the Historic Natchez Conference, the Natchez Food & Wine Festival, and the Natchez Bluff Blues Festival.
An assortment of diverse cultural attractions, from the Melrose mansion and William Johnson House of Natchez National Historical Park, to the museum of the Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Culture and Historic Jefferson College, to the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians and Emerald Mound located off the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, all provide opportunities to celebrate the uniqueness of Natchez.
Natchez is home to Alcorn State University’s Natchez Campus, home to the university’s nursing school and MBA program. Copiah-Lincoln Community College also operates a Natchez campus providing technical degrees and Associate degrees. The city of Natchez and county of Adams operate one public school system, comprised of eight schools. Trinity Episcopal Day School offers private preschool through twelfth-grade education.
There are a number of parks in Natchez providing a public golf course, tennis facilities, baseball fields, and walking trails in Duncan Park. There is a semi-private championship golf course and residential development located approximately six miles from the city limits in Adams County. Several baseball and softball fields are located throughout the city for recreational use. These facilities are in full use during the appropriate times of the year. Other community activities include service clubs, and Little Theatre and Arts League, garden clubs and Masonic groups, as well as numerous nonprofit historic or charitable organizations. Hunting, fishing, kayaking, biking, and other outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the area. New downtown walking trails have attracted many citizens and visitors to walk along the Mississippi River and city streets.
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