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: (visit link)
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.