Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
City of Steeples
— Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Faith had an early foothold in Vicksburg. The Catholic faith arrived early with the Spanish explorers and settlers. Organized religion started around 1812 when Newit Vick, a Methodist minister, arrived. Early settlers held religious gatherings in homes before the town was formed and churches built. Other religions followed as the town grew.
Early Religions Around Vicksburg
Catholicism 1790 • Jewish 1820
Methodist 1812 • Presbyterians 1826
Baptist 1819 • Episcopal 1826
First Presbyterian Church (1910)
As Vicksburg grew so did the number of churches. Ten of the largest churches were along the Vicksburg trolley route in the early 1900s.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Construction on the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church started in 1870 and took 20 years to complete. The church's foundation is 21 feet deep to support the 211 foot tall steeple. The original windows were clear but were soon replaced by the beautiful stained glass windows. Contributions for the windows came from all over the country including
The dedication reads:
To the dead who fell in the battle at Vicksburg in the years 1862 and 1863
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 22.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi, Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 32° 20.868′ N, 90° 52.744′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of South Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west on South Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Street, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherry Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Balfour House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vicksburg-Warren-County Memorial. (about 300 feet away); Warren County War Memorial Louisiana Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away); C S Headquarters Stevenson's Division (about 400 feet away); Rose Garden (about 400 feet away); 901, 905, 913 Crawford Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
More about this marker. In the last sentence, about the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 'Siege' is misspelled as 'Seige'.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.