Port Gibson, Mississippi: Gold Finger Points To Heaven

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First Presbyterian Church

Address:
605 Church St., Port Gibson, MS
Directions:
First Presbyterian Church. On the east side of US Hwy 61/Church St. (the street is lined with churches), just north of Walnut St.
Phone:
601-437-5428
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Gold Finger Points To Heaven.

Gold Finger Points To Heaven
Larger than life, gilded in gold, atop the towering steeple of a Presbyterian church. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/09/2017]

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Gold Finger Points to Heaven

The Finger is temporarily gone for repairs.

[sweetolive, 07/06/2017]

Gold hand.

Gold Hand Pointing to Heaven

Pretty little town. A little hard to get great photo of the church and gold hand because of overhead wires.

[VGulley, 08/14/2012]

Gold Hand atop a church.

Gold Hand Pointing to Heaven

Impressive. Built in 1807, the entire church moved to this site 1827.

[Kurt Buechler, 04/04/2010]

Church steeple with pointing hand.

Gold Hand Pointing to Heaven

A gold "Hand Pointing to Heaven" is on the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church. The town is located along the Mississippi River on scenic hwy 61 and the famous Natchez Trace, is between Vicksburg and Natchez.

The "Hand Pointing to Heaven" is the unique feature of this Romanesque Revival style edifice. The first hand was carved from wood by Daniel Foley, a young local craftsman (in 1860?). Due to the ravages of time, it needed to be replaced. Around 1901, the present hand was commissioned and installed. It was taken down in 1989 to be repaired and replated (in gold). It was raised again in 1990 and placed atop a newly reinforced steeple.

The town is worth a visit, as it was spared destruction by fire by General U.S. Grant in 1863 during the Civil War due to its beauty (as was Natchez). Several Civil War battle sites are in the area.

[Connie A, 07/12/2006]

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