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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

“The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism”

 
 
"The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. "The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism Marker
Inscription. Methodism played a formative role in the founding of Vicksburg and Warren County. In 1799, Rev. Tobias Gibson, a circuit rider in the Mississippi Territory established the Hopewell congregation in Warren County. In 1814, Rev. Newitt Vick, a Virginia-born preacher, and Foster Cook erected a log cabin for worship near Vick’s plantation Open Woods. Vick was the first Methodist minister in Warren County, and before his death from Yellow Fever in 1819, he purchased 612 acres of land, which he divided into town lots. After Vick’s death, The Rev. John Lane, who married Vick’s daughter, Sarah, became executor of his estate and continued development of the town, naming it after Vick. The Rev. Lane also held church services in his blacksmith shop and home until 1822 when a wooden church was built at Cherry and Grove streets. In 1837, Catherine and John Wesley Vick deeded to the church a lot at the southwest corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets, and the first of three buildings to house Crawford Streets Methodist Church was built. The first church was given to slaves who had worshipped with their owners. Renamed Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal, it remained at Cherry and Grove until a new church was built on First East Street in 1865. As the town grew, so did the number of Methodist congregations, which today number eleven.

Sponsored by Members and Friends of Methodist Churches in Warren County
 
Erected 2008 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 21.117′ N, 90° 
"The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism" Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. "The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism" Mural
53.009′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Levee Street south of Grove Street. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall (here, next to this marker); "Logging on the River" (here, next to this marker); "The 1953 Vicksburg Tornado" (a few steps from this marker); Brothers of the Sacred Heart (a few steps from this marker); "Gold in the Hills" (a few steps from this marker); The Steamer Sprague (a few steps from this marker); "Two Bridges at Sunset" (a few steps from this marker); Carr School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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