Vardaman History Project - Mount Herman Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery
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Mount Herman

This historic church and cemetery is north of MS Highway 8 on the New Liberty Road (CR427/131.) This church was noted for, among other things, the annual Fourth of July Sacred Harp Singing held here.

In the July 11, 2013 issue of the Calhoun County Journal, however, Rev. Robert Earl Alexander provided the following. "After some 115 years, the 4th of July Old Harp Singing at Mt. Herman has ended. George Fred Carter, who has been chairman of the singing since the death of his dad, J.E. "Dude" Carter, said church members had discussed the matter and decided the 2013 session would be the last. George Fred's mother, Virginia Edington Carter, was one of the last Mt. Herman singers and she died some months back. Fred Hawkins of Bruce has attended all but one of the singings there in his 83 years. S.T. Hawkins was chairman of the singing for several years."

Listing of Graves in the
Mt. Herman Cemetery

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