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Lexington in Holmes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bishop Charles H. Mason

 
 
Bishop Charles H. Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Bishop Charles H. Mason Marker
Inscription.  Charles Harrison Mason (1864-1961) began his ministry in 1893 in Preston, Arkansas. Shunned by the African American Baptist community in Jackson during the 1890s due to his teachings on holiness, Mason brought his revival to Lexington in 1897. He began preaching on the steps of the Holmes County Courthouse and later moved to private homes and an abandoned gin house. During his time in Lexington, Mason established St. Paul Church, which became known as the "Mother Church" of the Church of God in Christ denomination.

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Sponsored by the
Board of Bishops
of the Church of
God in Christ, Inc.
Bishop John H.
Sheard, Chairman

 
Erected 2014 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 6.752′ N, 90° 3.175′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Mississippi, in Holmes County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Square
Bishop Charles H. Mason Marker on left at Holmes County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Bishop Charles H. Mason Marker on left at Holmes County Courthouse.
and Wall Street (State Route 17), on the left when traveling east on Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Court Square, Lexington MS 39095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lexington (a few steps from this marker); Holmes County Blues Lexington (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul Church of God in Christ (approx. 0.7 miles away); PFC Milton Lee Olive III (approx. 1 miles away); Franklin Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Elmore James (approx. 8.2 miles away); O.E.S. Birthplace (approx. 10 miles away); Tchula (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Charles Mason w/photo. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional keywords. Church of God in Christ, Pentacostalism
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
Bishop Charles H. Mason Marker looking south on Wall Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Bishop Charles H. Mason Marker looking south on Wall Street.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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