History The City of Port Gibson has a rich history steeped in culture and Southern charm. From the Civil War to modern times Port Gibson's historical value is unmatched. Our City is one of the most beautiful in the South... But don't take it from us, come see for yourself. Port Gibson City Hall, circa 1839-1842, was the first building erected for the Port Gibson Female College, which operated until 1928. In 1933 the property was deeded to the City of Port Gibson becoming the City Hall. In 1991-1992, under the leadership of then Mayor James Beesley the building underwent a complete renovation. This Greek Revival building now also houses The Allen Collection, a group of 53 framed black and white photographs of Port Gibson and Claiborne County taken between 1906 and 1915. Tourists are welcomed from 8 until 5 weekdays. The regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen is held on the first Monday of each month beginning at 5 p.m. The Claiborne County Courthouse, was one of the first buildings constructed in the city. It has since be burned and restored several times. The courthouse is located on Main Street.