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Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Presbyterian Church

 

—Port Gibson Historic Tour —

 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. 609 Church. 1859-60 Romanesque Revival. This church with the hand pointing to heaven is the most famous building in Claiborne County. The original hand of gilded wood was carved by young Daniel Foley.
 
Location. 31° 57.583′ N, 90° 58.927′ W. Marker is in Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (U.S. 61) and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Church Street, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Port Gibson (a few steps from this marker); Shreve House (within shouting distance of this marker); Englesing Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Gage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Guthrie Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Gemiluth Chassed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bernheimer Complex (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
Also see . . .  Church history and photos from their website. (Submitted on June 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
First Presbyterian Church with "Hand Pointing to Heaven" on steeple top. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. First Presbyterian Church with "Hand Pointing to Heaven" on steeple top.

 
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Another First Presbyterian Church Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. Another First Presbyterian Church Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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