“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Starkville in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring

Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 14, 2011
1. Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring Marker
Inscription. Methodist circuit rider Jacob Matthews conducted this area's first Methodist worship service near this site in 1834. The first meeting, held in a grove of sweet gum trees next to a spring known by the Choctaw Indians as Hicashabaha, led to the establishment of the Methodist Church in Boardtown in 1835.
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 27.769′ N, 88° 49.099′ W. Marker is in Starkville, Mississippi, in Oktibbeha County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lampkin Street and Wilson Street, on the right when traveling west on West Lampkin Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Starkville MS 39759, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greensboro Street Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.H. "Corn Club" Smith (approx. 0.7 miles away); Waverley (approx. 13.6 miles away); West Point (approx. 13.9 miles away); Howlin' Wolf (approx. 13.9 miles away); Big Joe Williams (approx. 15.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photograph of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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