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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site

 
 
Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
1. Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site Marker
Inscription. On January 8, 1868, Thomas E. and Mary Helm, prominent members of First Presbyterian Church, donated this plot of land to African-Americans who had worshipped in the basement of First Baptist Church from 1835 to 1867. Mount Helm was built here in 1868 and named in honor of the church's benefactors. The congregation remained here until 1952, when the church relocated to 300 East Church Street. Marion Dunbar served as the first pastor of Mount Helm.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.398′ N, 90° 11.063′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of North Lamar Street and East Church Street, on the left when traveling north on North Lamar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 747 North Lamar Street, Jackson MS 39202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Helm Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenwood Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.
Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
2. Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site Marker
(about 600 feet away); Confederate Burial Ground (about 700 feet away); Smith Robertson School (about 700 feet away); U.S.S. Mississippi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capitol Rally (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monument to Women of the Confederacy (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
The current Mount Helm Baptist Church at 300 East Church Street mentioned on marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
3. The current Mount Helm Baptist Church at 300 East Church Street mentioned on marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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