Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church

Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church is a historic church located along Hickory Springs Road, about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Chatham, Louisiana.

Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church
Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church is located in Louisiana
Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church
Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church is located in the United States
Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church
LocationAlong Hickory Springs Road, about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Chatham, Louisiana
Nearest cityVixen, Louisiana
Coordinates32°10′34″N 92°19′03″W / 32.17623°N 92.31757°W / 32.17623; -92.31757
Area1.67 acres (0.68 ha)
Builtc.1900
NRHP reference No.89000382[1]
Added to NRHPMay 5, 1989

The church and adjacent Hickory Springs Cemetery were established in 1841. The original church was a log building which served both as a church and as a school. The present church was constructed in 1900. Annual homecomings began in the early 1930s. Regular services ended because of declining local population. Annual homecomings continue being held on the 1st Sunday of October each year.[2][3][4][5][6]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 5, 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church" (PDF). State of Louisiana's Division of Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 26, 2018. with three photo and a map
  3. ^ National Register Staff (February 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Hickory Springs Methodist Episcopal Church". National Park Service. Retrieved June 26, 2018. With five photos from 1989.
  4. ^ "Hickory Springs Mecca for Many; Reunion is Held". Monroe News Star. July 18, 1932. 
  5. ^ "Hickory Springs Homecoming Set". Monroe News Star. June 28, 1967. 
  6. ^ "Homecoming Set By Area Church". Monroe News Star. June 29, 1972.