Claremont (Port Gibson, Mississippi)
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Claremont Port Gibson, Mississippi
Claremont (Port Gibson, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Claremont (Port Gibson, Mississippi)
Claremont (Port Gibson, Mississippi) is located in the United States
Claremont (Port Gibson, Mississippi)
Location366 Claremont Dr., Port Gibson, Mississippi
Coordinates31°56?59?N 90°59?33?W / 31.94972°N 90.99250°W / 31.94972; -90.99250Coordinates: 31°56?59?N 90°59?33?W / 31.94972°N 90.99250°W / 31.94972; -90.99250
Built byJoshua G. Clarke
Architectural styleFederal
MPSPort Gibson MRA
NRHP reference No.79003418[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 22, 1979

Claremont in Port Gibson, Mississippi is a historic Federal-style ​-story house that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1][2]

It is a center hall plan house with a gallery to the rear. It is surrounded by live oak trees with Spanish moss.[2]

It was built in 1826 by Judge Joshua G. Clarke (d. 1828), who was the first judge appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court.[2]

It has been described as a "fine example of the late Federal style applied to a moderately sized country house".[2]

Clarke's descendant J. Cavitt Clarke III wrote: "As a sign of his success, about 1826, Judge Clarke built Claremont, among the first of the larger homes near Port Gibson." (citing Ed Polk Douglas, ed., Architecture in Claiborne County, Mississippi: A Selective Guide (Jackson: Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History, 1974), page 72. )[3]:1


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Jack A. Gold (January 1979). "State of Mississippi Historic Sites Survey: Claremont". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016. with three photos from 1979
  3. ^ J. Cavitt Clarke III (May 2013). "The Life of Joshua G. Clarke: Mississippi's First Chancellor" (PDF). Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians. 20: 1-10.

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