Month: August 2017

Union Church Presbyterian – Union Church, Mississippi

Union Church Presbyterian

The community of Union Church, settled in 1806 and originally known as Scotch Settlement, was formed by a group of Scotch settlers who left North Carolina around for the promise of fertile farmland on the eastern banks of the Mississippi River. Gaelic speech survived quite a long time here thanks to the Scotch Presbyterians who made the area home.
Union Church Presbyterian is the third oldest presbyterian church in Mississippi. The first church building is a few miles from this location and services were held there from about 1810. The pictured structure (below) was built in 1852 and has survived and been a place of worship for many generations.

Union Church Presbyterian

Andrew Brown Memorial – Natchez, Mississippi

Andrew Brown Memorial

A sassy little mockingbird had perfect timing as I was taking this photo in Natchez City Cemetery. This is the Andrew Brown Memorial (1789 – 1871). Andrew was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He trained as an architect and migrated to Natchez, by way of Pittsburgh, in 1820. In Natchez, he worked as a builder and established his own lumber business.

Ida Cason Memorial Chapel – Callaway Gardens

Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel

The Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel is nestled in the forest around Falls Creek Lake in Callaway Gardens near Columbus, Georgia. The 16th century Gothic inspired chapel was designed by Cason Callaway as a tribute to his mother. The stained glass windows depict pines, soft woods and hardwoods, as well as the Southern forest in a progression of seasons. The sounds of the chapel’s custom-built Möller pipe organ ring out around the area. A lovely soundtrack as you walk the area around the chapel and lake nearby.