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Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Presbyterian Church (USA)

 
 
First Presbyterian Church (USA) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel
1. First Presbyterian Church (USA) Marker
Inscription.  First Presbyterian Church of Tupelo was founded in 1867 with twenty-five charter members and has worshipped at this site since 1905. After a tornado destroyed the church building in 1936, it was rebuilt using native sandstone and dedicated in 1938. Following significant fire damage in 1951, the church reopened in April 1952. The Rev. Thomas C. Stewart, who was the founder and first pastor of the church, came to the area in 1821 as a missionary to the Chickasaw and established three congregations in north Mississippi.
 
Erected 2018 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionDisasters. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1952.
 
Location. 34° 15.556′ N, 88° 42.453′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jefferson Street and North Green Street on West Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tupelo Baptist Church / Kind Treatment for the Wounded (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Younger Cabin / Confederate Headquarters (about 600 feet away); The Lyric Theater (about 700 feet away); Lyric Theatre (about 700 feet away); Tupelo Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 800 feet away); In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto (about 800 feet away); Tupelo Woman's Christian Temperance Union (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
 
Also see . . .  First Presbyterian Church, Tupelo, Mississippi. (Submitted on September 5, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
First Presbyterian Church (USA) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel
2. First Presbyterian Church (USA) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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