Contributed by Jymie Carol Ford Inmon January 20, 2006
Reeves Chapel Built
A new church was built on the Crystal Springs charge this year, in the southwestern part of Hinds County. The church took its name from an eminent Methodist layman whose name was Reeves. The church, which is still known as Reeves Chapel. (Note-Reeves Chapel (Note - or perhaps Rives Chapel or Reives Chapel) is located on Old Port Gibson Road near the present day village of Learned and Oakley, Ms. In 1846, it was near the now ghost town of Auburn, on the Natchez Trace. This appears to be the first church constructed under the pastorate of Reverend Erastus R. Strickland on the Bayou Pierre - Crystal Springs Circuits. Taken from Methodism in the Mississippi Conference 1846-1870 by J.B. Cain Chapter I, The Year was 1846, Taken from page #10.)
Source: The above writing was taken in its entirety from The Masons and the Methodists in Utica, Mississippi compiled by James E. Price. Pioneer Publishing Company, Carrollton, MS, 1998.
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