Natchez Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Natchez Street
Neighborhood Mount Washington
Origin of name Natchez, Mississippi
Neville Street (until 1881)
Origin of name Neville family

This street was originally named Neville Street.[1][2] It was named for the Neville family, of whom General John Neville, Presley Neville, and Neville B. Craig were notable members.[1] For more about the Neville family, see Neville Street.

Because of the duplication with Neville Street in the East End, the street was renamed Natchez Street in 1881.[2] The name comes from Natchez, Mississippi,[3][4] an important port on the Mississippi River, well known to Pittsburgh steamboatmen.[3] It was a major center of the slave trade before the Civil War. It was surrendered without a fight to the Union Army in 1862; the street name may have been a commemoration of this bloodless victory.[4] The name of the city comes from that of the Natchez people.[5][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 George T. Fleming. "Neville a name that shines in history: Notable deeds of two Revolutionary heroes recalled by Pittsburgh streets: A legacy of honor." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Aug. 15, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85379719. [view source]fleming-neville
  2. 2.0 2.1 "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Thornton Fleming. History of Pittsburgh and Environs: From prehistoric days to the beginning of the American Revolution, vol. 1, pp. 148–149. American Historical Society, New York and Chicago, 1922. Google Books 7ctaAAAAYAAJ, ffQMAAAAYAAJ, S88wAQAAMAAJ, tzUafgt-eskC; HathiTrust 011262563; Historic Pittsburgh 01aee9405m; Internet Archive historypittsbur01compgoog, historypittsbur01socigoog, historypittsbur01yorkgoog. [view source]fleming-history
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gilbert Love. "What's in a name? A lot!: Titles of city streets recall persons famed in U. S. history: From Golden Triangle eastward, thoroughfares list great and near great of colonial and revolutionary days." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 12, 1944, p. 9. 147946752. [view source]love-titles
  5. William Bright. Native American Placenames of the United States, p. 317. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4. [view source]bright