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Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism

 
 
Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
1. Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism Marker
Inscription.  The North Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, now the United Methodist Church, was organized one block East on November 30, 1870. It was created from portions of the Memphis, Alabama and Mississippi Conferences - Bishop D. S. Doggett, President; John Barcroff, Secretary.

1879 - Minister's Relief Assoc. organized 1898 - Mississippi Orphan's Home, M.E.C.S. built here Site of seven of the North Mississippi Annual Conference
 
Erected by The United Methodist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is November 2009.
 
Location. 34° 9.135′ N, 89° 37.867′ W. Marker is in Water Valley, Mississippi, in Yalobusha County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 315) and Wood Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Water Valley MS 38965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turnage Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); James Ford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casey Jones
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(about 800 feet away); Hubert Creekmore (about 800 feet away); Theora Hamblett (approx. 9.2 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. 10½ miles away); Battle of Coffeeville (approx. 11.8 miles away); Coffeeville (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Water Valley.
 
Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
2. Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 7, 2023