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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church

 
 
St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church Marker
Inscription.  St. Matthew's A.M.E. Church, organized in 1867 and originally located on Levee Street, was the first A.M.E. church established in the Delta and the fourth begun in Mississippi. Moved to its present site in 1890, this church was visited by Herbert Hoover in 1927, poet Langston Hughes in 1931, and Leontyne Price in 1949.
 
Erected 1993 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 33° 24.921′ N, 91° 3.352′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Nelson Street and North Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west on Nelson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 514 Nelson Street, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Mt. Horeb M.B. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Harriet Blanton Theobald Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelson Street (approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Steve Azar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stein Mart (approx. half a mile away); NRP Building (approx. half a mile away); Hebrew Union Congregation (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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