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Water Valley in Yalobusha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism

 
 
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By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
1. Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism Marker
Inscription. The North Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, now the United Methodist Church, was organized one block East on November 30, 1870. It was created from portions of the Memphis, Alabama and Mississippi Conferences - Bishop D. S. Doggett, President; John Barcroff, Secretary.

1879 - Minister's Relief Assoc. organized 1898 - Mississippi Orphan's Home, M.E.C.S. built here Site of seven of the North Mississippi Annual Conference
 
Erected by The United Methodist Church.
 
Location. 34° 9.135′ N, 89° 37.867′ W. Marker is in Water Valley, Mississippi, in Yalobusha County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 315) and Wood Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Water Valley MS 38965, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casey Jones (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buckner-Craig-Isom Cemetery (approx. 13.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
2. Cradle of North Mississippi Methodism Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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