Pine Ridge, Mississippi
Pine Ridge, Mississippi
|Elevation||279 ft (85 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||675866|
Located approximately 7 mi (11 km) northeast of Natchez, the settlement is older than the state of Mississippi.
The Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church moved to Pine Ridge in 1808, and a session house was built next to the church in 1829. Church elders would conduct business at the session house, and a school was located there until 1904 when a public school was established in the area. The session house is likely the only extant structure of its kind in the state, while the church is the oldest active Presbyterian church in Mississippi. In the early 1830s, a branch of the church was formed to serve the local African-American community. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and a Mississippi historic marker is located there.
Pine Ridge Plantation was established at the settlement in the early 1800s by the Pipes family.
A chapter of the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry was formed in Pine Ridge in 1873.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine Ridge
- Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi. 1. Goodspeed. 1891. p. 68.
- The WPA Guide to Mississippi: The Magnolia State. Viking Press. 1938.
- "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form - Mount Repose" (PDF). National Park Service. August 22, 1979.
- Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi. 2. Goodspeed. 1891. pp. 111.
- Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 1. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 572.
- "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination form - Pine Ridge Church" (PDF). National Park Service. August 22, 1979.
- Savage, Beth L. (1994). African American Historic Places. John Wiley & Sons. p. 298.
- "Mississippi Historic Marker". Mississippimarkers.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Part 2. 2. Goodspeed. 1891. pp. 598.
- Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the Year 1866. Southern Methodist Publishing. 1870. p. 340.
- Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 225.
- Jordan, Winthrop D. (1995). Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy. Louisiana State University Press. p. 312.
- Wayne, Michael (1999). The Reshaping of Plantation Society: The Natchez District, 1860-80. University of Illinois Press. p. 99.