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

City of Steeples

 

—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

 
City of Steeples Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. City of Steeples Marker
Inscription.
Faith Arrives
Faith had an early foothold in Vicksburg. The Catholic faith arrived early with the Spanish explorers and settlers. Organized religion started around 1812 when Newit Vick, a Methodist minister, arrived. Early settlers held religious gatherings in homes before the town was formed and churches built. Other religions followed as the town grew.

Early Religions Around Vicksburg
Catholicism 1790   •   Jewish 1820
Methodist 1812   •   Presbyterians 1826
Baptist 1819   •   Episcopal 1826

First Presbyterian Church (1910)
As Vicksburg grew so did the number of churches. Ten of the largest churches were along the Vicksburg trolley route in the early 1900s.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Construction on the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church started in 1870 and took 20 years to complete. The church's foundation is 21 feet deep to support the 211 foot tall steeple. The original windows were clear but were soon replaced by the beautiful stained glass windows. Contributions for the windows came from all over the country including from Civil War veterans on both sides of the battle. Six of these windows were produced by the world famous Tiffany Glass Company. The set of stained glass windows in the back wall of the
The First Presbyterian Church across from the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. The First Presbyterian Church across from the marker.
church are dedicated to both Confederate and Union soldiers who died during the Seige of Vicksburg.

The dedication reads:
To the dead who fell in the battle at Vicksburg in the years 1862 and 1863
 
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Location. 32° 20.868′ N, 90° 52.744′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of South Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west on South Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Street, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherry Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Balfour House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vicksburg-Warren-County Memorial. (about 300 feet away); Warren County War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Louisiana Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away); C S Headquarters Stevenson's Division (about 400 feet away); Rose Garden (about 400 feet away); 901, 905, 913 Crawford Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
More about this marker. In the last sentence, about the Holy Trinity Episcopal
The First Presbyterian Church and the First Baptist Church steeple in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. The First Presbyterian Church and the First Baptist Church steeple in background.
Church, 'Siege' is misspelled as 'Seige'.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionNotable Buildings
 
Steeple of Christ Episcopal Church on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
4. Steeple of Christ Episcopal Church on Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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