Added to OHD on 11/1/17 - Last OHD Update: 12/4/17 - 29 Comments
Muddy Bayou, Lorman, MS 39096
- Sqft: 1850
- Acres: 1.4
Here is your chance to own the Historical Old Rodney Presbyterian Church located in the once thriving Town of Rodney. This unique property is on the National Register of Historic Properties, and holds a unique connection to Civil War History. The church is a brick edifice, Late Federal Architectural Structure, circa 1832. It is a two-story gable-roof, brick structure with stepped gable ends and an interior-end bell tower. The bell in the bell tower was known to have been cast with 1,000 silver dollars that were donated by church members. The significant story is that officers from the USS Rattler decided to attend services one Sunday and a Confederate cavalry began arresting them. Shooting started and the USS Rattler returned fire striking the Church. The front facade of the church displays a cannon ball above the upper middle window. Though not the original cannonball that hit in 1863, it is an authentic ball for the period, placed during restoration.
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