Submitted by Claire May

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, fifteen visitors from St. Mark’s United Methodist Church from Brandon, MS boarded the Claiborne County Public Transit bus for our 4 hour tour with Mr. Jerome Williams driving. The visitors toured historic sites in the Port Gibson, MS area including:

1st stop was St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church – Judy Scruggs was our guide

2nd stop was First Presbyterian Church – Michael Herrin was our guide

3rd stop was Gemiluth Chassed Synagogue – Doug Lum was our guide

4th stop was Tallen Antiques then the group walked to Mississippi Cultural Crossroads

The final stop was Grand Gulf Military Park for lunch at the pavilion and the group toured the museum, outside buildings and the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church then we drove around the park.

Returned to the Chamber

While riding on the bus, I gave information on the history of Port Gibson and the old town of Grand Gulf and Mr. Jerome Williams gave them so many facts about the town and even the talked about the things he has learned from the “old folks” as he grew up and while driving the bus. The group enjoyed his input and I appreciated how professional yet personable he handled the tour group. 

For more information contact, Claiborne County Public Transit (601) 437-3063 or Chamber of Commerce (601) 618-4405.