Location Information
(for the General John Quitman House "Monmouth")
Name:General John Quitman House ("Monmouth")
Address:36 Melrose Avenue
City/County:Natchez, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1818
Architectural Styles(s):Federal, Greek Revival
No. of Stories:2
Remodeling Date:c.1853
Registration Information
NHL Listing Date:07 Jun 1988
NR Listing Date:26 Apr 1973
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:10-17-1986
Recorded:03-23-1987
Book/Vol. No.:V. 17-M, p. 85
Context/Comments
Built in 1818 for John Hankinson, a relation of the prominent Schuyler family of New York. Acquired by John Anthony Quitman in 1826. Quitman served in the State Legislature, was Governor of the State of Mississippi, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was prominent in the Mexican War, and his command was the first to enter Mexico City upon its surrender. Quitman was appointed civil and military governor of the captured city. Alterations to the front, including a Greek Revival portico, date to the mid-nineteenth century. [HABS: MS-194 (1972)]