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Friars Point in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

New Prospect M.B. Church

 
 
New Prospect M.B. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Elizabeth Winter, August 8, 2015
1. New Prospect M.B. Church Marker
Inscription.  According to local tradition, New Prospect M. B. Church was established in the mid 1860s by a former slave named Katherine Armistead. New Prospect began as Independence Church, in which Methodists and Baptists shared the sanctuary, each having one Sunday during the month.
 
Erected 2013 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. 34° 21.884′ N, 90° 38.223′ W. Marker is in Friars Point, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is on Rozell Street east of Sheriff Ridge Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Friars Point Rd, Friars Point MS 38631, 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. Robert Nighthawk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Muddy Waters's House (approx. 7 miles away); Salomon Mounds (approx. 8˝ miles
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away); Helena, Arkansas (approx. 9.8 miles away in Arkansas); Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge (approx. 10 miles away); The Union Army Marches Into Helena (approx. 10.1 miles away in Arkansas); Seizing Freedom (approx. 10˝ miles away in Arkansas); Helena's Contraband Camps (approx. 10˝ miles away in Arkansas).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 19, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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