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Near Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bethel Presbyterian Church

 
 
Bethel Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, June 14, 2008
1. Bethel Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  Congregation established in 1834 by William Ervin, Elizabeth and Drennon Love, James Ervin, Rosamond Odeneal and Thomas and Margaret E. Witherspoon. These Scots-Irish pioneers from Alabama and the Carolinas settled here after the Choctaw Cession of 1830. Built 1844-45, this rare Greek Revival church is listed on the National Register.
 
Erected 1989 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 33° 21.346′ N, 88° 31.387′ W. Marker is near Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on Gun Club Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sally Wicks Sharp (approx. 4 miles away); Zacharias Wicks, Sr. (approx. 4 miles away); James “Jim” Wicks (approx. 4 miles away); Dennis Wicks, Jr. (approx.
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4 miles away); Ned Wicks (approx. 4 miles away); Wicks Community (approx. 4.4 miles away); Samuel Harding "Sam" Hairston (approx. 5˝ miles away); Big Joe Williams (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Directions to the Marker
From Columbus take Highway 82 West to the Highway 45 South exit towards Magnolia Speedway, turn south for 8.5 miles and then turn east on East Lindsey Ferry Road. Go four tenths of a mile and then turn right on Gun Club Road for one mile. The marker is on the right in a cemetery. A granite marker is in the field where the church used to be. The church was destroyed by a tornado in Novenber 2002.
    — Submitted June 24, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.
 
Bethel Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, June 14, 2008
2. Bethel Presbyterian Church
Established 1834
Destroyed by Tornado Nov. 10, 2002
Decommissioned June 22, 2003
Bethel Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Ervin Hairston, Jr
3. Bethel Presbyterian Church
Church was destroyed by a tornado on November 10, 2002.
Bethel Presbyterian Church Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Ervin Hairston, Jr
4. Bethel Presbyterian Church Interior
Bethel Presbyterian Church Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, June 21, 2008
5. Bethel Presbyterian Church Markers
Bethel Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, June 21, 2008
6. Bethel Presbyterian Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,576 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   2. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   5, 6. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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