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Upcoming Events

Society Programs 2017-2018

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 - TBA

Seminary Depot
"Two Hundred Years Ago On Dry Creek"
Covington County Genealogical & Historical Society will continue to honor Mississippi's Bicentennial at their September meeting on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The event will be held at the Seminary Train Depot at 10:00 and the public is invited to attend. A presentation titled "Slego Church and the Dry Creek Settlement" will be given by June Ellis and Brian Flynt. Their research will connect historical documentation to modern day locations in northwest Covington County. Landowners of the area who were on Dry Creek when Mississippi became a state in 1817 and became some of our first elected officials for Covington County will have their family story revealed. Some of these individuals made our county and have left descendants here to this day. Family names will include: POPE, HARRIS, WATSON , MCAFEE, LUCAS, GRAVES, WEATHERSBEE, COOPER and others. For more information call June Ellis at 601-797-3233 or contact Janet Smith at ponder97@bellsouth.net.

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 - Seminary Depot
"Headstone Iconography and Symbolism"
Interpreting Headstone Symbolism and Iconography by Brian Flynt; Choice of headstones can reveal clues about our ancestors' social lives and offering insight into their worldviews 10:00 AM at the depot.
Presenter: Bryant Flint

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 - New Hope Baptist Church History and their early families by Janice Kervin, Nell Cobb, and others.

10:00 AM at Richmond Community Center. Potluck Dinner, tour of church to follow.

Saturday, 9 Dec 2017 - Meeting cancelled to give members the opportunity to attend the State Bicentennial Celebration

Saturday, 20 Jan 2017 - Reddock Ferry and Reddock Family History by Nelda Mitchell

~ Williamsburg Books ~ Williamsburg Books sold out in December 2016. A total of 600 books were either sold or donated to area libraries or Archives.

~ Need Information ~ - The Society is collecting information about all local schools in Covington County. We are hoping to find names of schools, their teachers, students, and locations. Send information to the link below!

Free Websites for Mississippi History - mdah.state.ms.us   ~ Click on Archives & Record Services then click on Digital Archives ~ You can also click on the archives catalog for books and matrials at the state archives.

For more information, please contact Janet Smith.