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Walnut Grove in Leake County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Walnut Grove Methodist Church

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 17, 2021
1. Walnut Grove Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  On December 17, 1860, the McNair family deeded four acres of land in “Old” Walnut Grove to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Shortly thereafter the first sanctuary was constructed and the Rev. Levi P. Meador was appointed as the first pastor in 1867. A second sanctuary, built in 1895, was dedicated by Bishop Charles Betts Galloway and remained in use until 1926, when the town was moved closer to the Jackson & Eastern Railroad. In 1927 a new church was built at this site on land donated by Cecil and Percy Chadwick.
 
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is December 17, 1860.
 
Location. 32° 35.772′ N, 89° 27.491′ W. Marker is in Walnut Grove, Mississippi, in Leake County. Marker is at the intersection of Spruce Street and Reeves Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Spruce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Spruce St, Walnut Grove MS 39189, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Tom Bosse, April 17, 2021
2. Walnut Grove Methodist Church Marker
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flies. Leake County Revelers (approx. 7.3 miles away); Carthage City Cemetery (approx. 10˝ miles away); Carthage United Methodist Church (approx. 10.7 miles away); Eads-Mansell-Sudduth House (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Walnut Grove Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 17, 2021
3. Walnut Grove Methodist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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