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Located on Church and Walnut Streets, this church is also known as the 'Church with the 12-foot Gold Finger Steeple,' due to its outstanding steeple topped with a gold-leaf-covered hand pointing skyward. The original wooden hand was carved by a 17-year-old craftsman in 1859. After years of damage by weather and woodpeckers, it was replaced with a metal substitute. The current hand measures 12 feet from the base to the tip of the finger and is 165 feet above the ground. Chandeliers from the steamboat 'Robert E. Lee' adorn the interior of the church, which is open daily.

Location: 1101 Church Street, Port Gibson Mississippi 39150 Telephone 601-437-5428

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