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

Temple Beth Israel

 
 
Temple Beth Israel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, April 15, 2005
1. Temple Beth Israel Marker
Inscription. Jackson's Jewish congregation was organized in 1861. While not the first congregation in Mississippi, Beth Israel was the first to build a temple. In 1867-1868 a wood frame structure was built on this site. Used as both a school and a house of worship, the building burned in 1874. Rebuilt here, the temple was relocated in 1940.
 
Erected 2005 by Ms. Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 17.632′ N, 90° 10.879′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of South State Street and South Street, on the right when traveling north on South State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 South State Street, Jackson MS 39201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Merci Train Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mississippi's Old Capitol (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Eagle and Bowman Hotels (approx. half a mile away); Otis Spann & Little Johnnie Jones
Temple Beth Israel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, April 15, 2005
2. Temple Beth Israel Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Greyhound Bus Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monument to Women of the Confederacy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ace Records (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
More about this marker. Conceived and funded by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
 
Additional keywords. Jewish American History
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2011, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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