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Williamsport in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and Cemetery

 
 
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1. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Began as St. James Mission in 1848. Reorganized as a parish in 1855 named after the first martyr at the suggestion of Bishop Leonidas Polk, the "Fighting Bishop" of the Confederacy. The Church and Cemetery were consecrated by Bishop Polk in 1859. The Church was constructed using hand-made bricks. The stained glass windows were made in England. The Confederate Monument in the Cemetery was erected and dedicated in 1904. Restoration of the Church was completed in 1978. A massive restoration of the Cemetery was completed 1991.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 30° 53.818′ N, 91° 40.03′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Louisiana, in Pointe Coupee Parish. Marker is on Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana Route 418) 0.2 miles north of Highway 971, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lettsworth LA 70753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70752 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Hickory
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(approx. 6.3 miles away); John Archer Lejeune (approx. 6˝ miles away); Mississippi River (approx. 6.7 miles away); Old River (approx. 7.4 miles away); Three Rivers Confluence (approx. 7.9 miles away); Buddy Guy (approx. 8.8 miles away); White Hall Plantation House (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2015. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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