Location Information
(for the Rodney Presbyterian Church)
Name:Rodney Presbyterian Church
Address:Commerce Street
City/County:Rodney, Jefferson County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1832
Architectural Styles(s):Federal
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:06 Feb 1973
NR District Name:Rodney Center
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:5
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:01-24-2020
Context/Comments
Chartered in 1828 as the "Presbyterian Church of Petit Gulf." Present structure erected 1832. Shelled by the USS Rattler, Sept. 13, 1863. Acquired by the U.D.C. in 1966. Mississippi's most distinctive surviving Federal style church. Recognized by MHT as one of the 10 most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi in 2003. Included in "Look to the Rock" (1961), "Shrines to Tomorrow" (1971), "Historic Architecture in Mississippi" (1973), "Architecture of the Old South: Mississippi – Alabama" (1989), "Historic Churches of Mississippi" (2007), and "Buildings of Mississippi' (2020) (p.59, ND70). [HABS MS-29 (1936)]