The Baptist Record

The Baptist Record (HM20A5)

Location: Fayette, MS 39069 Jefferson County
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N 31° 39.405', W 91° 8.167'

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One of the many privately-owned Baptist newspapers circulating in Mississippi in the mid-to late-nineteenth century, the Mississippi Baptist Record was founded in 1877 in the Clinton residence of Civil War veteran J.B. Gambrell. In August 1898, the Mississippi Baptist State Convention moved to end widespread confusion over the official source of Baptist news in the state by purchasing and consolidating the remaining Baptist newspapers still in existence, and retaining The Baptist Record as the name of the new entity. The Plan of Organization and Action contained within the Constitution of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, successor to the Mississippi Baptist State Convention, establishes The Baptist Record as the "official organ of the Convention and Convention Board for publication of Baptist and world religious news, the dissemination of Baptist doctrines, the creation of goodwill toward the denomination, and the promotion of the work of the Convention and the Convention Board." The Baptist Record reaches into nearly every Mississippi Baptist home and enjoys one of the highest circulation rates of any publication in the state of Mississippi. In addition, it is the third-largest news journal in the Southern Baptist Convention. From tiny hamlets on the other side of the world to the largest metropolitan churches in Mississippi,
The Baptist Record continues to make a difference for the cause of Christ by providing a ministry of information to its many loyal subscribers and readers.Photo CaptionJ.B. Gambrell (1841-1921)Scout for General Robert E. Lee in Civil WarFounded The Baptist Recordin Clinton in 1877Pastor, Clinton Baptist Church1877-1881 and 1888-1890Elected Pres. Mercer University1893-1896Pres. SBC 1917-1921
HM NumberHM20A5
Placed ByMississippi Baptist Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 676720 N 3503898
Decimal Degrees31.65675000, -91.13611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 39.405', W 91° 8.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 39' 24.3" N, 91° 8' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4335 US-61, Fayette MS 39069, US
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