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Blackland in Prentiss County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blackland Church and Cemetery

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. Blackland Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Blackland Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was established at this site in 1857 by Rev. Joseph M. Wells, a native of Tennessee. In 1861, Wells organized the "Blackland Gideonites", later designated Co. F. 23rd Miss. Infantry, and commanded the regiment as colonel. Wells died in 1896 and is buried here. The church was moved approximately 100 yards south in 1933. On June 4, 1862, a sharp skirmish, in which Union forces were driven back to Booneville, took place along nearby Wolf Cree,.
 
Erected 2006 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 38.572′ N, 88° 39.961′ W. Marker is in Blackland, Mississippi, in Prentiss County. Marker is on County Highway 7081 0.1 miles east of Blackland Road (County Highway 7301), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Booneville MS 38829, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Booneville
Blackland Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. Blackland Church and Cemetery Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Council of War (approx. 5.7 miles away); Booneville Armory (approx. 5.8 miles away); Capture Of Booneville (approx. 6 miles away); Booneville (approx. 6.1 miles away); Private John Allen (approx. 8˝ miles away); Campground Cemetery (approx. 8.9 miles away); Miss Archer's Millinery Shop (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
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By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
3. Blackland Cemetery
Little Blackland Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
4. Little Blackland Church
Little Blackland Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
5. Little Blackland Church and Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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