Wednesday, March 17, 2010
March 16, Port Gibson
We didn't realize Port Gibson was so interesting and photogenic until after we were well past it, but we did get a quick shot of this "hand of God" church on our way through town. The steeple sits on the Port Gibson Presbyterian Church built in 1807 under the leadership of the Reverend Zebulon Butler. Rev. Butler also has the distinction of being the subject of the first service - his funeral.
The hand is 12' tall and overall height from fingertip to sidewalk is 165'. The first hand, much to the delight of neighborhood woodpeckers, was made of wood and thanks to said woodpeckers was soon replaced with a metal hand.