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Gov. Allain’s burial adds to cemetery

Published 12:07am Friday, December 13, 2013

The recent burial of Gov. Bill Allain in the Natchez City Cemetery gives Natchez its second Mississippi governor to be buried there. General John Quitman is the other.

Gov. Allain’s single mausoleum is a beautiful addition to the old Plot I.

He is buried right next to Don Jose Vidal’s site, which features his tall Vermont Marble (green) obelisk. Vidal was the last Spanish Commander of the Natchez District.

He lowered the Spanish flag in Natchez on March 30, 1798, at Ft. Rosalie, and simply moved their flag across the Mississippi River. Hence the town of Vidalia.

He did, however, continue to reside in Natchez at his home, “Cottage Gardens.”

Everyone is invited to drive through your beautiful cemetery and see Gov. Allain’s burial site.

 

Don Estes

Natchez