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Saturday, February 7, 2009

St. John's Church, Washington County, MS

A portion of the old Greenfield Cemetery is situated amid the ruins of St. John's Church, near Greenville, Mississippi in Washington County. The ruins pictured here, according to some sources, are among the most photographed of any in the State of Mississippi. The church was burned during the Civil War, and according to stories written about the church, lead from the beautiful windows was melted down into "mini-balls."

1 comment:

  1. The church was not burned during the Civil War. The lead from the windows was used to make bullets during the war, but the church was struck by a tornado in the early 1900's.