Old Rodney Presbyterian Church

Old Rodney Presbyterian Church (HM285M)

Location: , MS 39096 Jefferson County
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N 31° 51.764', W 91° 11.998'

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During the Civil War, on September 13, 1863, a skirmish oceurred
at the church. On that Sunday morning the Union gunboat "Rattler"
had docked at Rodney Rev. Baker, northern sympathizer
who was to preach that day, invited Captain Fentrese of the "Rattler"
to attended Sunday morning services. The captain and eighteen of his crew attended Sunday morning services, but were captured
by a small party of Confederate cavalry. When word of the
prisoners reached the "Rattler" the gunboat bombarded the
town and church. Lt. Allen, Commander of the Confederates sent

word that if the shelling did not stop, all prisoners would be
hanged. Thus, town and church were spared. The church building
still bears scars from this shelling. During
the post war years, the population of Rodney of Rodney declined,
adversely affecting church
membership. In 1923, the last fulltime pastor resigned leaving
behind a congregation of sixteen. However, church services probably

continued for several years. In 1966 the church property was
conveyed to the United Daughters Confederacy for restoration
for which the 1968 Mississippi, Legislature appropriated funds.
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HM NumberHM285M
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Date Added Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 670288 N 3526633
Decimal Degrees31.86273333, -91.19996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 51.764', W 91° 11.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 51' 45.84" N, 91° 11' 59.88" 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 Muddy Bayou Rd, MS 39096, US
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