Starkville in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
First Presbyterian Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 2013 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (Marker Number 426.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1821.
Location. 33° 27.839′ N, 88° 48.758′ W. Marker is in Starkville, Mississippi, in Oktibbeha County. Marker is on University Drive west of Caldwell Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 University Drive, Starkville MS 39759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starkville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Borden Milk Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnny Cash and “Starkville City Jail” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Overstreet School District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oktibbeha Gardens (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oktibbeha County Blues (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starkville.
Regarding First Presbyterian Church. First Presbyterian Church is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
The First Presbyterian Church of Starkville, organized in 1834, is an outgrowth of the Mayhew Mission to the Choctaw Indians, begun by Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury. In the 1830s, when the Choctaw were
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