JACKSON — The Belhaven neighborhood in Jackson has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Department of the Interior has approved the addition of the Belhaven Historic District on the recommendation a Mississippi preservation board.
The Belhaven neighborhood dates back to the early 1900s when it was a small residential development when the city limits of Jackson began expanding.
Population growth and the relocation of Belhaven College, now Belhaven University, led to the expansion of the neighborhood. Today the district includes more than 1,500 buildings.
One of the area’s best known home is the Eudora Welty House, which was built in 1925 and listed on the National Register in 2004.
The Warren Guild Simmons house, now known as the Fairview Inn, was listed on the National Register in 1979.
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