“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Starkville in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring

Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 14, 2011
1. Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring Marker
Inscription. Methodist circuit rider Jacob Matthews conducted this area's first Methodist worship service near this site in 1834. The first meeting, held in a grove of sweet gum trees next to a spring known by the Choctaw Indians as Hicashabaha, led to the establishment of the Methodist Church in Boardtown in 1835.
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 27.769′ N, 88° 49.099′ W. Marker is in Starkville, Mississippi, in Oktibbeha County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lampkin Street and Wilson Street, on the right when traveling west on West Lampkin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Starkville MS 39759, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greensboro Street Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Starkville (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Borden Milk Plant (approx. half a mile away); Grierson's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oktibbeha County Blues (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.H. "Corn Club" Smith (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nash Street Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starkville.
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 14, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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