Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Port Gibson, Mississippi)

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Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
Confederate Memorial Chapel at Grand Gulf Military State Park.jpg
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Grand Gulf Military State Park
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Port Gibson, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Port Gibson, Mississippi)
Nearest city Port Gibson, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°2′0″N 91°3′11″W / 32.03333°N 91.05306°W / 32.03333; -91.05306Coordinates: 32°2′0″N 91°3′11″W / 32.03333°N 91.05306°W / 32.03333; -91.05306
Built 1868
Architect Patrick Murphy
Architectural style Carpenter Gothic
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 73002241[1]
USMS # 021-GGF-0103-NR-ML
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 23, 1987
Designated USMS October 11, 1985[2]

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, also known as Confederate Memorial Chapel and as the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, is a Christian church in Port Gibson, Mississippi.

History[edit]

The church was built in 1868 in the town of Rodney, Mississippi.

In 1983. the Rodney Foundation donated the building to the state, which moved it to Grand Gulf Military State Park in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Once in the park, the church was restored to its original condition and is now used as a non-denominational chapel.[3]

It was declared a Mississippi Landmark in 1985[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Mississippi Landmarks". Mississippi Department of Archives and History. May 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Port Gibson, MS". Grand Gulf Military Park. Retrieved May 10, 2009.