Vidalia, Louisiana

Natchez-Vidalia Bridge over Mississippi River

Largest city and the parish seat of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, United States.

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James Bowie

James Bowie (c.

Bowie c. 1831-1834
A Bowie knife
Woodcut illustrating Rezin Bowie's 1833 account of an 1831 Indian fight in Texas appearing in the Saturday Evening Post and Atkinson's Casket
Antonio López de Santa Anna, president of Mexico, led the Mexican Army into Texas.
The Alamo, circa 1847
Sarcophagus in the Cathedral of San Fernando containing Bowie's ashes

His rise to fame began in 1827 on reports of the Sandbar Fight near present-day Vidalia, Louisiana.

Concordia Parish, Louisiana

Concordia Parish (Paroisse de Concordia) borders the Mississippi River in eastern central Louisiana.

Frogmore Mound Site on U.S. Highway 84 near Ferriday
The Concordia Parish Library is located in Vidalia behind the parish courthouse.
The Vidalia Senior Center is operated by the Concordia Council on Aging.
Map of Concordia Parish, with municipal labels

The parish seat is Vidalia.

U.S. Route 65

North–south United States highway in the southern and midwestern United States.

US 65 south of Clinton.
Highway 65 between Leslie and Harrison
US 65 runs south near Grady
U.S. Route 65 in Springfield, Missouri.
US 65 crosses the Des Moines River south of Pleasant Hill

At its creation in 1926, U.S. 65 ran from St. Paul, Minnesota to Vidalia, Louisiana.

Natchez, Mississippi

County seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States.

Steamboat operating out of New Orleans
House on Broadway Street, Eidelweiss

Located on the Mississippi River across from Vidalia in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, Natchez was a prominent city in the antebellum years, a center of cotton planters and Mississippi River trade.

U.S. Route 84

East–west U.S. Highway that started as a short Georgia–Alabama route in the original 1926 scheme.

Western terminus at US 160 in Pagosa Springs, CO
BNSF freight train running parallel to US 84 while crossing the Llano Estacado
US 84 is known in Lubbock as Avenue Q, a major downtown thoroughfare.
US 84 sign north of Snyder
Abandoned section of US 84 east of Jena
End US Route 84/Georgia State Route 38 sign at Interstate 95 east of Midway, Georgia.

It then heads southeast through Vidalia where it crosses the Mississippi River into Natchez, Mississippi.

Natchez–Vidalia Bridge

The Natchez–Vidalia Bridge are two twin cantilever bridges carrying U.S. Route 84, and 425 across the Mississippi River between Vidalia, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi.

Don José Vidal

Spanish grandee who served in many different roles during the last decade of Louisiana's colonial period.

Cottage garden, ca. 1790, Natchez, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1938. Home of the Foster family. At one time owned by Jose Vidal, acting Gov. of Natchez Territory

The Orleans Territorial legislature in 1811 changed the name of the city to Vidalia after its founder.

Sidney A. Murray Jr. Hydroelectric Station

The Sidney A. Murray Jr. Hydroelectric Station, also known as Louisiana Hydroelectric (LA Hydro), opened in response to a need for a non-polluting, less-costly power source for Vidalia, Louisiana.

Tacony Plantation

The Tacony Plantation is a plantation with a historic mansion in Vidalia, Louisiana, U.S..

Mike Sanders (basketball)

American retired professional basketball player who played primarily as a shooting guard.

Sanders in 1987

Born in Vidalia, Louisiana, Sanders was selected by the Kansas City Kings with the 74th overall pick of the 1982 NBA draft after the close of his college career at UCLA.