The congregation of the church of Christ at Cold Springs had its beginning several years before it was located at its present site. In the early 1920's and perhaps before then, there was a group called Adams Grove. This group of Christians met about a mile or so due West on Calvary Road near the Rawls Cemetery. For some unknown reason this group disbanded, and some of the members began meeting at the Moreton and Hellum millyard. This sawmill was located just north of the present location. On the millyard was Gill school house. Here is where a group from Adam's Grove began to meet. They met here for several years, or until the school was disbanded. Needing a place to assemble, Brother H. R. Stringer opened his home for worship services. The group met in Bro. Stringer's home for five years, until the present location was secured. Their home was located just a short distance south.
According to the land records recorded at the court house in Brookhaven, in 1925 Brother Clarence Boone, then living in Pearl River County, Miss. deeded one acre to construct a meeting house. In 1927, the first building measuring 24 feet by 32 feet was constructed. Materials which was mostly used lumber and brick, which still remain, was from the Denman Lumber Company at Norfield.
The name Cold Springs comes from a railroad stop which was located between Thayer crossing and Bogue Chitto.
The cemetery, which contains one acre is located directly behind our building, was donated to the church by the late Judge Tom P. Brady in 1928. On the deed that he presented to Bro. H. R. Stringer was the name "Stringer Cemetery." The first person who was buried in this cemetery was Brother T. W. Aldridge who was a faithful member of this congregation.
In 1984 more land was donated to the church by the children of the late Clarence and Azel Boone. This property is one hundred feet along the road on the north side.
Charter Members: H. R. Stringer, Levi Redd, Fendrick Redd, Rowan Cannon, Will Delaughter, Ira Laird, Herman Redd, Jack Richardson, T. W. Aldridge, T. E. Busby, Enoch Case, T. W. Newby, Tera Boone, Irma McCaffrey, Charlie Curby, Mrs. Vet Hedglin, Mrs. Vannie Gill, Mrs. Lendy, McKinley Richardson, Hannie McCaffrey, Mrs. Emma Bailey.
Cold Springs Church of Christ 1927-1985
Homecoming and Dedication of remodeled facilities
November 24, 1985
GPS Coordinates: 31.45929, -90.45892
- Added: 18 Feb 2003
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1911880
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