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Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 17, 2021
1. Forest Grove Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1860 thirty~one members of the Camden Presbyterian Church petitioned the Presbytery of Central Mississippi to organize a church close to their homes near the Forest Grove Academy. After the petition was granted on November 23, 1860, Rev. R.E. Sherrill of Yazoo City was called as the first pastor, with J.C. Moore and C.H. Matlock as elders. This sanctuary was dedicated on June 13, 1863, ad the first regular worship service was held on June 14.
 
Erected 2010 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 June 13, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 43.803′ N, 89° 42.76′ W. Marker is in Wiggins, Mississippi, in Leake County. Marker is at the intersection of Forest Grove Road and Greenwood Chapel Road, on the left when traveling north on Forest Grove Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Forest Grove Road, Carthage MS 39051, 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. Robinson Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Red Dog Road (approx.
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By Tom Bosse, April 17, 2021
2. Forest Grove Presbyterian Church Marker
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3.2 miles away); Southern Pines (approx. 7.7 miles away); Choctaw Boundary (approx. 7.8 miles away); Meet the Beaver (approx. 8.2 miles away); Eads-Mansell-Sudduth House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Carthage City Cemetery (approx. 10˝ miles away); Carthage United Methodist Church (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
Forest Grove Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 17, 2021
3. Forest Grove Presbyterian Church Marker
Forest Grove Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 17, 2021
4. Forest Grove Presbyterian Church Marker
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By Tom Bosse, April 17, 2021
5. Forest Grove Presbyterian 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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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