First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church (HM2LLJ)

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N 33° 27.758', W 88° 48.934'

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Organized July 28, 1839. Thirteen original members, one a slave. Used as a Confederate hospital during War Between the States. L. S. Foster, founder of Mississippi Baptist Orphanage, ordained here. General Stephen D. Lee, first president of A. & M. College, now Mississippi State University, served church as deacon. On this site, the original wooden church was completed in 1843. It was replaced in 1889 with a brick building which was renovated and enlarged in 1914 and 1922. Ray Memorial Building erected in 1956. Sanctuary erected in 1962.
Series This marker is part of the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration series
Year Placed1976
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Date Added Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 331276 N 3704050
Decimal Degrees33.46263333, -88.81556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.758', W 88° 48.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 45.48" N, 88° 48' 56.04" W
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