Cannonsburg, Mississippi facts for kids
|Elevation||276 ft (84 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||690909|
It is located on U.S. Route 61, 11 mi (18 km) southwest of Fayette.
Bethel Church was established in Cannonsburg in 1804, the first Presbyterian Church in the Mississippi Territory. A Mississippi historic plaque recognizing Joseph Bullen, the church's founder, is located east of the settlement.
Richard Harrison owned a plantation in Cannonsburg which by 1860 had 38 slaves.
The Bethlehem Baptist Church was organized in Cannonsburg in 1860, and served the community's freed blacks and ex-slaves. The Church held a prominent position in Jefferson County's social, religious, and civic life. During the 1960s, the church held the first civil rights mass meeting in Jefferson County.
Cannonsburg was a stop on the Natchez, Jackson and Columbus Railroad, which began operating in the 1870s.
By 1891, Cannonsburg had a post office and a population of 31. The post office has since closed.
An oil field known at the Cannonsburg Field is located north of the settlement.
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