Rodney in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Old Rodney Presbyterian Church
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the church was begun when the 1828 Mississippi Legislature granted a charter of Incorporation to the "Presbyterian Church of Petit Gulf". Later in 1828, the Town of Rodney was incorporated, the community and church becoming known as Rodney, rather than Petit Gulf. Presbyterian activity in Rodney was apparent prior to erection of the present church structure in 1830-31. When Rev. John Hutchinson came in 1830 as supply minister for one year, there were at least two members and services were held in a barroom. The present brick church was dedicated to the worship of God on the first day of 1832. The dedication sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Chamberlain, founder and president of Oakland College. According to tradition, one thousand silver dollars were cast into the mold of the church bell. The cemetery is located on the wooded bluff east of the church, and contains remains of Civil War trenches and graves of river travelers.
Location. 31° 51.766′ N, 91° 11.994′ W. Marker is in Rodney, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Muddy Bayou Road near Rodney Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorman MS 39096, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Old Town of Rodney - Layout (here, next to this marker); History of Rodney - Her Rise (here, next to this marker); History of Rodney - Her Fall (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Old Rodney Presbyterian Church (here, next to this marker); Old Town of Rodney - Structures (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Rush Nutt (1781-1837) (a few steps from this marker); Old Town of Rodney (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Rodney to Bruinsburg Road (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rodney.
Categories. • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2018.