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1824; 1920 and 1962 alterations. 909 Main St.

Mississippi’s oldest surviving Methodist church building traces its congregational origins to the Reverend Tobias Gibson, appointed the first preacher in charge of the Natchez Circuit in 1799. The church’s octagonal domed cupola resembles those of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (see ND2) and Woodville Baptist Church (ND4). The original windows were square-headed and reached to the small, upper, hooded windows on the front that light the interior gallery. The church installed pointed-arched windows in 1920 and stained glass in 1966. A 1962 renovation expanded the original sanctuary into the 1880s Sunday school wing and created a divided chancel with an altar-centered arrangement.

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 UNITED METHODIST 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, 22-23.

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