Burns "Belfry" Church Historical

Burns "Belfry" Church Historical (HM1XXK)

Location: Oxford, MS 38655 Lafayette County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 22.04', W 89° 31.364'

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Site of Oxford's first African American church, organized by former slaves in 1869-70. First called Sewell Chapel. In 1900, the church was renamed Burns Methodist Episcopal Church. The original wooden building was replaced in 1910 by the present structure. The congregation moved to a new location in 1973.
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HM NumberHM1XXK
Series This marker is part of the series
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 268011 N 3805770
Decimal Degrees34.36733333, -89.52273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.04', W 89° 31.364'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 2.4" N, 89° 31' 21.84" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 750-788 MS-6 BUS, Oxford MS 38655, US
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