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1830s; 1920s restored. 264 S. Natchez St.

Baptists first came to the Natchez region in the 1780s, and this church is among the oldest Baptist churches standing in the state. The building’s Greek Revival classicism points toward a date no earlier than the 1830s, although its Federal octagonal cupola with reeded pilasters is virtually identical to the nearby 1824 Methodist church (ND5). African American slaves formed the congregation’s majority on the eve of the Civil War, worshipping in the gallery that is externally indicated by two windows above the front doors.

Writing Credits

Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller


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Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller, "WOODVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH", [Woodville, Mississippi], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Mississippi, Jennifer V. O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio. With Mary Warren Miller. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021, 22-22.

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