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National Historic Preservation Act of 1966

One of the most recognizable results of the National Historic Preservation Act was the creation of the National Register of Historic Places.  When the National Register started in 1966, experts at the time estimated about 40 places in Mississippi that would be listed.  Today, there are over 1400 Mississippi places listed, and the list grows annually.  Click here for more information on the National Register Program.

City of Natchez passes Historic Preservation Ordinance

Natchez became the third city in the nation, and the first in Mississippi, to pass an ordinance intended to protect the city’s historic buildings.