Poindexter Descendants Association


BANNER: Natchez - Reunion 2001 - June 7 through 9


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Natchez, Mississippi, perched 200 feet above the Mississippi River on the highest promontory north of the Gulf of Mexico, is the oldest civilized settlement on the river - older by two years than New Orleans. Inhabited for centuries by prehistoric Indians and later by the Natchez Indians, Natchez was settled first by the French in 1716, later by the British in 1763, the Spanish in 1779, and finally by the Americans in 1798.

In 1798, Natchez became the first capital of the Mississippi Territory, and in 1817, became the first capital of the new state of Mississippi. The city boomed in the first half of the 19th century with the exportation of tons of cotton by steamboat - cotton grown on plantations in Mississippi and across the river in the rich Louisiana lowlands.

Enormous fortunes were made from the area's natural resources: the land and the river. Cotton was king, money was plentiful and men spent it - particularly on dazzling mansions filled with the finest furnishings money could buy.

Today with its tourism, industry and enormous wealth of natural resources - hospitality - Natchez is one of the most desirable small cities in the United States. Residents are proud to have the city included in Hugh Bayless' book, "The 100 Best Towns in America." (text from: City of Natchez official web site)

Natchez features over 500 antebellum structures, including the most elaborate pre-Civil War mansions found in the South. The ornate columns of Dunleith, the stately elegance of Stanton Hall, the eccentricity of Longwood, and unique architectural details found in dozens of other mansions combine to make Natchez one of the most unique locations in the country. Natchez-Under-the-Hill, the city's former "red light" district, is now a colorful area of restored shops and restaurants located at the city's riverboat landing. Nearby Washington is the home of Historic Jefferson College, Mississippi's first educational institution, where the restored buildings date to 1802. (text from: Tele-Film South)

Come and explore Natchez as the PDA reunion provides an excellent venue and reason to visit. Plus, you will visit with friends and cousins and meet those you may have been corresponding with. Plus you get to see another part of our great country.


Bring something you made or a product or item made in your area. These items will be given away as door prizes at the banquet Saturday evening. Each year, those attending the PDA Reunions have participated in this tradition to share a little something from home. It is fun to give something that represents your area and just as much fun to receive something at the banquet to take home.


Robert and Bonnie Nettles
1288 Buff Springs Rd
Gloster, MS 39638
Phone: 601-225 4640
Email: rnettles@telepak.net

photo of Robert and Bonnie
Contact Robert and Bonnie if you have any questions.

REUNION 2001 Information


The schedule of events, from dinners, to bus tours, to meetings. Plan your exploration of Natchez around this Reunion schedule so you don't miss a thing!

Hotel Information:

The Radisson Natchez Eola Hotel is the place to be. Make your reservations at this historical hotel today!

Getting There:

By car, by train, by plane, get the info you need to get there.


Print our Registration Form and mail it with your payment to reserve your meals, bus tour and more.


  • Current Weather from The Weather Channel
    June Average High:90 F, Average Low: 68 F


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