1825: Washington Methodist Church built

Washington Methodist Church (MDAH Collection)
Washington Methodist Church

Before the Civil War, three-fourths of all Mississippi church members were either Methodists or Baptists.

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1825: Gerard C. Brandon becomes Mississippi’s fourth governor

Governor Gerard C. Brandon (MDAH Collection)
Governor Gerard C. Brandon

Brandon completed the term of Governor Walter Leake, after his death in 1825. He was the first Mississippi native to serve as governor.

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January 29, 1825: Vicksburg incorporated

Vicksburg, Mississippi (MDAH Collection)
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Image:  Lithograph of the city of Vicksburg before the war.

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April 1825: Marquis de Lafayette visits Natchez

Illustration of Marquis de Lafayette (MDAH Collection)
Illustration of Marquis de Lafayette

The visit of the Revolutionary War ally was considered one of the social events of the decade.

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