Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Washington near Glen
Allan, the ruins of St. John’s Episcopal Church project an air of
majesty and timelessness, making it one of the most photographed
historic sites in Mississippi. Built around 1830, St. John’s was
one of the first churches built in the Mississippi delta. During
the Civil War, lead from the church’s stained glass windows was
used to make mini balls. The church was later destroyed by a
tornado and fell into ruin. Today, the ruins and surrounding
Evergreen Cemetery are very well maintained with a wrought iron
fence, manicured lawn areas, historic plaques and monuments, and
clean family cemetery plots.
This cache is part of the Mississippi River Road Challenge.
Check the inside cover of the log book or the inside of the lid to
find the code you need for this challenge. Go to this website to
get more information about this challenge:
After visiting this cache, you may want to take the scenic Lake
Washington Road north to visit a couple of other local landmarks.
The first is Linden Plantation. Built in the early 1900’s, this
20-room mansion is an excellent example of turn-of-the-century
Colonial Revival architecture, and is believed to be sitting on the
site of the first house built in the territory. The second, in the
nearby town of Foote, is Mount Holly Plantation. Once owned by the
family of Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian Shelby Foote,
this house is one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture
in the state. Mount Holly is built of slave-made brick with 14-foot
ceilings and 2-foot-thick walls, and is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.