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Natchez, (Mississippi / USA)

Fort Rosalie, Fort Panmure

Founded in 1716 as Fort Rosalie by the French. In 1763 the English acquired it and a year later it was renamed. It passed to the Spanish in 1779 and to the USA in 1798. It was then renamed after the Natchez people in memory of their near annihilation by the French in 1729, that had been in retaliation for the massacre of nearly 300 settlers by the Natchez.

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