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Morgan City in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church

 
 
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
September 30, 2016
1. Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1865, after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Freed slaves used the land given by Mr. Olympus Young. Mr. Lawrence, former slave owner, gave the worship bell. Its history is rich with over thirteen ministers sharing inspirational leadership ranging from one year to half century service. Many generations of loving families, friends, and neighbors have worshipped here.
 
Erected by Linzy and Julia Howard Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 29° 41.495′ N, 91° 12.203′ W. Marker is in Morgan City, Louisiana, in St. Mary Parish. Marker is on Federal Avenue south of Adams Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Federal Avenue, Morgan City LA 70380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Star (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Years (approx. ¼ mile away); Atchafalaya River
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
September 30, 2016
2. Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Governor Jared Young Sanders Memorial Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Morgan (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Atchafalaya River (approx. half a mile away); Morgan City Floodwalls (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan City.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. (Submitted on October 5, 2016.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2016. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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