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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church

 
 
St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church Marker
Inscription. St. Matthew's A.M.E. Church, organized in 1867 and originally located on Levee Street, was the first A.M.E. church established in the Delta and the fourth begun in Mississippi. Moved to its present site in 1890, this church was visited by Herbert Hoover in 1927, poet Langston Hughes in 1931, and Leontyne Price in 1949.
 
Erected 1993 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 24.921′ N, 91° 3.352′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Nelson Street and North Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west on Nelson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 514 Nelson Street, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nelson Street (approx. mile away); Stein Mart (approx. half a mile away); NRP Building (approx. half a mile away); Walter Horn, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Donald Hayes Brown (approx. half a mile
St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. St. Matthew's A. M. E. Church
away); Mississippi Sheiks (approx. half a mile away); Greenville's Writers (approx. half a mile away); Charley Patton (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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