Fayette in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Organization of Baptist Churches in Mississippi
Messengers from 5 Baptist churches met at the Salem Church in September 1806, to organize the Mississippi Baptist Association. The Union and Pearl River Association were organized in 1820.
The first Mississippi Baptist Convention was organized tentatively in 1822. Delegates from the three District Associations---Mississippi, Pearl River and Union---met in the Meeting House of Bogue Chitto Church, Pike County, and adopted a Constitution, which was completed in 1824. The convention dissolved in 1829.
At the Clear Creek Baptist Church, Washington, MS. in December 1836, the present Mississippi Baptist Convention was organized. It was comprised of 122 churches with 4,287 members
The intentions of the Convention were to promote missions and religious education. The Constitution declared that every local Baptist Church is sovereign and independent. The Convention had no authority over the local church. The Mississippi Baptist Convention predated the 1845 organization of the Southern Baptist Convention by nine years. Mississippi Baptists had leadership roles in that organization.
Location. 31° 39.397′ N, 91° 8.16′ W. Marker is in Fayette, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Highway 61 one mile south of Stampley Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayette MS 39069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baptist Churches Constituted After Territory Acquired By U.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Richard Curtis, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Beginning of the First Baptist Church in Mississippi (a few steps from this marker); Woodville Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Baptist Building (a few steps from this marker); The Baptist Record (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc. (a few steps from this marker); Ebenezer Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayette.
More about this marker. Located in the Mississippi Baptist Beginnings roadside display.
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