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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Columbus

 
 
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By Davis Darryl Hartness, October 21, 2013
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1832 by Thomas Blewett, with Rev. A.S. Bayley serving as the first pastor (1832-1834), this church has erected two sanctuaries. The first was built here in 1838, and the second, this Gothic Revival-style structure designed by Reuben Harrison Hunt, was built in 1908. Confederate general Stephen D. Lee served this church as a deacon. In 1881, First Baptist Church of Columbus became the first Mississippi congregation to host the Southern Baptist Convention.
 
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 33° 29.806′ N, 88° 25.548′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street North and 2nd Avenue North, on the right when traveling north on 7th Street North. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 7th Street North, Columbus MS 39701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Christian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friendship Cemetery (about 500 feet away); First Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Franklin Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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By Davis Darryl Hartness, October 21, 2013
2. First Baptist Church Marker
Church of the Annunciation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter "Red" Barber (approx. 0.2 miles away); James T. Harrison Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); S.D. Lee Home (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  First Baptist Church of Columbus. (Submitted on October 21, 2013.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Baptist Church of Columbus image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, October 21, 2013
3. First Baptist Church of Columbus
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 290 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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