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

St. Paul Church of God in Christ

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. St. Paul Church of God in Christ Marker
Inscription.  St. Paul Church of God in Christ (COGIC) was organized in 1897 by Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, the founder of the COGIC denomination. St. Paul has served as "Mother Church for the COGIC since its construction here in 1906. Saints Academy. formerly known as Saints Industrial and Literary School, began in the basement of the church in 1918. By 1954, it had grown to become a junior college and established its own campus south of the church. The denomination has grown to include members in over seventy-one countries.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 6.153′ N, 90° 3.212′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Mississippi, in Holmes County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Route 17 and Torrey Creek Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 17. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17214 MS-17, Lexington MS 39095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. St. Paul Church of God in Christ & Marker
flies. Holmes County Blues Lexington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bishop Charles H. Mason (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lexington (approx. 0.7 miles away); PFC Milton Lee Olive III (approx. 0.9 miles away); Franklin Church (approx. 5 miles away); Elmore James (approx. 7 miles away); O.E.S. Birthplace (approx. 9.9 miles away); Tchula (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
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Also see . . .  History of the church from its website. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View north on MS-17 into town. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. View north on MS-17 into town.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 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 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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