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Columbia in Marion County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, November 19, 2011
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1883, Pastor T. S. Howell from Bunker Hill Church in rural Marion County, and six local believers met at the courthouse to organize a Baptist church within the city limits of Columbia. Early meetings were held in the courthouse, the Masonic Hall, and the Methodist Church. It was not until 1890 that the first sanctuary was erected on Dale Street near the city cemetery. The First Baptist Church moved to this location on High School Avenue in 1912. The Congregation hosted the Mississippi Baptist Convention in 1913.
 
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archive and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 15.275′ N, 89° 49.961′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Mississippi, in Marion County. Marker is on Dale Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia MS 39429, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temporary State Capital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hanging of Will Purvis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gov. Hugh L. White Mansion
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
March 22, 2018
2. First Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Ford House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mississippi Rural Center (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 3, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2. submitted on March 24, 2018. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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