china grove Methodist church

Tylertown, mississippi

China Grove Methodist Church is located at 10 China Grove Road. Take 585N and you will see it on the right near the Marion County line. The property was deeded in 1836, construction started in 1854 and the Church was finished in 1861 for a cost of $100. It originally had a slave gallery. Although it no longer serves as an active church, it is utilized for weddings, special services, our annual Homecoming, and our Christmas by Candlelight Service.  It’s listed on the National Historic Register and is built of heart pine and has 80 feet long sills. The large framing timbers in the attic are secured with notches and hand-crafted techniques without the use of a single nail. Wooden pegs and square nails were used in the construction of the pews.  It was proceeded by a large church that was built in 1822. The China Grove Methodist Church was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and the period if significance is listed as 1850-1874.