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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, October 5, 2020
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Organized on Easter Sunday in 1871 by Rev. A. D, Brooks and Col. Lewis Ball, who came to Greenville as missionaries. The congregation initially consisted of eleven members, with Brooks, a native of Missouri serving as the first pastor. In 1886, a wood-frame church was built at 109-111 North Poplar. The congregation relocated here in 1906 and erected a brick building. A new sanctuary was built in 1954. In 1934, a Mission was established here for the Chinese community.
 
Erected 2006 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 24.589′ N, 91° 3.699′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street east of South Shelby Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 Main St, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (within shouting
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, October 5, 2020
2. First Baptist Church Marker
distance of this marker); Hebrew Union Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville's Writers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prince McCoy (about 500 feet away); First National Bank Building (about 600 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Greenville Trolley System (about 700 feet away); NRP Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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