Location Information
(for the Van Dorn House)
Name:Van Dorn House ["The Hill"]
Address:Van Dorn Drive
City/County:Port Gibson, Claiborne County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1830
Architectural Styles(s):Federal
No. of Stories:2.5
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:22 Jul 1979
MPS:Historic Resources of Port Gibson
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Context/Comments
Significance: The house was constructed c. 1830 by Peter A. Van Dorn, who was prominent in territorial and early statehood politics. Peter Van Dorn's son, Earl, won fame in both the Mexican and Civil Wars. (He captured General Grant's wife, Julia, at Holly Springs.) The building represents the Federal style of architecture, which is rare in Mississippi. (from HABS web site) [HABS: MS-205 (1972)]