Elizabeth Female Academy Ruins

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On Marker 5.1 of the Natchez Trace Parkway are the ruins of a once prestigious women's institution. Named after Elizabeth Roach the school's curriculum included Latin, the sciences, and philosophy. John James Audubon, the famed ornithologist, taught drawing classes there. The school closed down in part due to the state's capital relocating from Natchez to Jackson. In 1870 a fire destroyed the abandoned building. At Marker 5.1 you can turn on a path. The short path will lead you to the brick ruins.