Charles Harrison Mason (1864-1961) began his ministry in 1893 in Preston, Arkansas. Shunned by the African American Baptist community in Jackson during the 1890s due to his teachings on holiness, Mason brought his revival to Lexington in 1897. He . . . — — Map (db m140839) HM
The cemetery of the Newport Missionary Baptist Church is the final resting place of Elmore James (1918-1963), often described as the "king of the slide guitar." James' electric style built on the approach of Robert Johnson and later . . . — — Map (db m140748) HM
Created by an act of the legislature on 2/19/1832.
Because Gov. Scott opposed the creation of the new
county, a two-thirds vote of the legislature was necessary
for approval. Originally, part of a vast territory known as
Hinds County, which was . . . — — Map (db m184579) HM
Holmes County has been a significant contributor to the legacy of African American blues and gospel music in Mississippi. Heralded blues artists born or raised in the Lexington area include Elmore James (a native of Richland, . . . — — Map (db m140751) HM
To the Holmes County
soldiers of 1861—1865,
and members of Holmes
County Camp No 398 U.C.V.
in memory of their
patriotism and heroism
and to commend their
example to future
Their deeds, proud deeds.
shall . . . — — Map (db m184582) WM
Began in 1820s as trading post. Incorporated in 1836. County seat of Holmes County since 1834. In 1907 the first Corn Club in the United States was organized here by W.H. (Corn Club) Smith. — — Map (db m140843) HM
Milton Lee Olive III, a native of Chicago, moved to Holmes County and attended school in Lexington. During the Vietnam War, Olive served in Co. B, 2nd Bttn. (Airborne), 503rd Infantry. Near Phu Cong, on October 22, 1965, Olive saved the lives of . . . — — Map (db m140856) HM
St. Paul Church of God in Christ (COGIC) was organized in 1897 by Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, the founder of the COGIC denomination. St. Paul has served as "Mother Church for the COGIC since its construction here in 1906. Saints Academy. formerly . . . — — Map (db m140853) HM