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Rocky Springs Methodist Church

Rocky Springs, Mississippi

First settled in the late 1790's, the town grew from a watering place along the Natchez Trace, and took its name from the source of that water - - the Rocky Spring. In 1860, a total of 2,616 people lived in this area covering about 25 square miles. The population of the town proper included 3 merchants, 4 physicians, 4 teachers, 3 clergy and 13 artisans; while the surrounding farming community included 54 planters, 28 overseers and over 2,000 slaves who nurtured the crop that made the town possible - - cotton 

(Narrative from a plaque at the Rocky Springs)

Rocky Springs Methodist Church

This church was built in 1837 by the Methodist congregation of Rocky Springs. Earlier the town had been a station for a circuit-riding preacher who stopped by only once or twice a month. The Church is preserved by the former congregation members who hold regular services here and gather here at an annual "homecoming" each spring.



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