102 STAT. 2324
PUBLIC LAW 100-479—OCT. 7, 1988
Public Law 100-479 100th Congress Oct. 7, 1988 [H.R. 4457]
An Act To create a national park at Natchez, Mississippi.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
Historic preservation. Conservation. 16 USC 410oo.
SECTION 1. PURPOSES.
16 USC 410OO-1.
SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATCHP]Z NATIONAL IIISTOKICAL PARK.
Public information. District of Columbia.
The purposes of this Act are to— (1) preserve and interpret the history of Natchez, Mississippi, as a significant city in the history of the American South; (2) preserve and interpret the sites and structures associated with all the peoples of Natchez and its surrounding area from earliest inhabitants to the modern era, and including blacks both slave and free; (3) preserve and interpret the region's social, political, and economic development, with particular emphasis on the preand post-Civil War eras; and (4) preserve and interpret the region's commercial and agricultural history, especially in relation to the Mississippi River and cotton. (a) IN GENERAL.—In order to provide for the benefit, inspiration, and education of the American people, there is hereby established the Natchez National Historical Park (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "park") in the State of Mississippi. (b) AREA INCLUDED.—The park shall consist of the historic districts established under this Act and the following properties: (1) The lands and structures known as Melrose, together with all personal property located on such lands. (2) The lands and improvements thereon known as, or associated with, Fort Rosalie. The property referred to in paragraph (2) shall be included within the park only if the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary") determines that the historic resources of Fort Rosalie are of sufficient national significance and integrity to warrant inclusion in the National Park System. The Secretary shall make such determination after receiving from the Governor of the State of Mississippi and the mayor of the city of Natchez, in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer, a recommendation based on scholarly research as to the national significance and integrity of such historic resources. (c) BOUNDARIES; MAP.—The Secretary shall prepare a map of the lands included within the park. Such map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the offices of the National Park Service at the park and at the Department of the Interior in the District of Columbia. The Secretary may from time to time make minor revisions in the boundary of the park in accordance with section 7(c) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601-4 and following).