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Near Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church

 
 
Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, November 23, 2013
1. Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Following the arrival of Presbyterian missionaries in 1801, Joseph Bullen and James Smylie organized the Bayou Pierre Church at this site in 1807. After part of the congregation formed the Bethel Church southwest of here in 1824, the remaining members moved to Port Gibson. The church was renamed First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson in 1828. During the Battle of Port Gibson, fought on May 1, 1863, the 20th Alabama Infantry was posted here, anchoring the right flank of Confederate Brig. General Edward D. Tracy's Brigade.
 
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 57.793′ N, 91° 2.606′ W. Marker is near Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Rodney Road 4.2 miles west of Church Street (U.S. 61), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayou Pierre Mounds (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Federals Occupy Port Gibson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Port Gibson
Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church Marker and Church image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, November 23, 2013
2. Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church Marker and Church
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Rabbit Foot Minstrels (approx. 3.4 miles away); Claiborne County (approx. 3 miles away); Claiborne County Courthouse (approx. 3 miles away); The Bernheimer Complex (approx. 3 miles away); The Port Gibson Boycott (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, November 23, 2013
3. Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church
 
 
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