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Port Gibson, Mississippi

Port Gibson, MississippiPort Gibson, Mississippi, the county seat of Claiborne County, is located sixty miles southwest of Jackson and forty miles northeast of Natchez along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Chartered as a town on March 12, 1803, Port Gibson is Mississippi's third oldest settlement, being occupied in 1729. Port Gibson was the site of several clashes during the American Civil War and was important during Ulysses S. Grant's Vicksburg Campaign. The Battle of Port Gibson occurred on May 1, 1863.

Many of Port Gibson's historic buildings survived the Civil War because Grant believed the city "too beautiful to burn".

The population was 1,840 at the 2000 census.

Additional information about Port Gibson, Mississippi:

1 Port Gibson Photo Gallery
2 Directions and Map
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