How a ball field almost derailed a land deal in 1777
by Stanley Nelson - posted Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 @ 2:33 am
In 1777, the English held a conference at Mobile, Ala., with the Choctaw Indians to negotiate a land deal which resulted in the Natchez District, an English colony on Indian ground.
According to historian B.L.C. Wailes, the district of Natchez, as defined, totaled 2,031,800 acres. Wailes said the southern end of the boundary was at the 31st parallel, which is today the boundary line between Mississippi and Louisiana located just south of Woodville and north of St. Francisville.