Senatobia Presbyterian Church
by Pam Simpson
The Kudzu Vine
Senatobia Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Main Street and Highway 51 in Senatobia MS is a beautiful example of modified Gothic architecture. The present building (shown below) was dedicated on October 2, 1927.
The interior is graced with wonderful exposed beams in the ceiling and 3-panel stained glass windows.
Although the present building is only 82 years old, the Presbyterian Church in Senatobia was founded in 1848 and was originally located where the present day Bethesda Cemetery is now (further south on Hwy 51). It was originally called Bethesda Presbyterian Church. It was organized by the Rev. A.H. Caldwell who came by covered-wagon to Tate County, Mississippi from York County, South Carolina.
The Main Street Preservation Society recently chose Senatobia Presbyterian Church for an award relating to the new colonnade built at the west entrance. This new structure was designed to look as if it had always been there as part of the original structure.
Senatobia Presbyterian Church has a rich heritage in the local Tate County community and is known for reaching out to help those in need. If you find yourself in or around Senatobia, MS on a Sunday morning, stop by for the worship service. I know they would love to have you come visit them. Sunday morning service at 11:00 a.m.
About the author:
Pam Simpson is an Assoc. Broker with Bob Leigh & Associates, LLC in Northwest MS. Copyright© 2009 by Pam Simpson. All rights reserved...***Senatobia Presbyterian Church***
Disclaimer: All information provided by this author may be based on information collected from several sources and is believed accurate but not guaranteed.