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Annual St. Mary Basilica and Assumption Church Event
It all started in 1861. As the Civil War was beginning, Bishop Elder realized that Plot 1, was filling up--don’t forget that our early church members from Spanish Days were being transferred from the graveyard where the basilica grounds are located. (The Catholic Board of Trustees bought this ground in 1823 just as The Natchez Cemetery opens.)
J.E.Guercio, Chairman for StMBA
William Maier on Catholic Hill – November 5 2017
James Hardie, the builder/contractor for St. Mary Cathedral in Natchez, has no grave marker. His wife, Jane, and daughter, Margret, and brother, Alexander, are buried in Plot 1, lot 26… View slideshow
Catholic Hill – Natchez City Cemetery