Cotton Plant Presbyterian Church

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Year Built: 1920's | Year Abandoned: 1990's
Status: Burned DownDemolished
Photojournalist: Michael Schwarz

Established in 1880

When integration came to Cotton Plant Public Schools in 1968, many white families moved to Brinkley (Monroe County) and Des Arc (Prairie County), and the town’s population dropped drastically. In 2004, Cotton Plant schools were consolidated with those of Augusta (Woodruff County). The high school closed, but the elementary school remains open. Today, Cotton Plant has no industry and few businesses, and the city struggles economically. Much of the historic downtown has been demolished, and only a few of the fine old homes remain.

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Emily Moore
Emily Moore
2 years ago

What's the address for this church? My mother and I love to explore abandoned places and this one caught her eye!

Hugh Jaynis
Hugh Jaynis
Reply to  Emily Moore
7 months ago

No site ever gives the address. Moron.

Johnson
Johnson
3 years ago

The pictures look really good and you maintain your work also really well.I think you capture it through mini d tripod because it's really good for this type of work.

smartpaper
3 years ago

History relates to this type of locations and no doubt people use the architecture of their own houses. The big companies start their new projects on this type of location because it's out of the city.

Morgan
Morgan
3 years ago

This type of places counts into history places because the places are too old.

Narinder
4 years ago

Thanks for sharing great article.
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Richard
5 years ago

Rest assured the antique brick was salvaged and being re used in a number of projects. The beams and windows were bought by a local individual and the cornerstone was given to a local church people. Wish someone had the time & money to have fixed the building, but that happening. A few of the doors, arched top and swinging entry doors are still available.. Save what we can, salvage the rest. Richard

Ken Pasley
Ken Pasley
5 years ago

I remember going to church there and playing on the stairs and the front steps as a child over 35 years ago. It saddens me know to see it gone. I'm glad to see someone took photos before it was taken down. I had intended to take pictures but when I returned a few weeks later it was all down. Thank you again for the memories.

Will
6 years ago

A real shame

R. Bourne
R. Bourne
7 years ago

I hope someone salvaged the window frames, doors and remaining sanctuary ceiling beams and other historical hardware. I bet there might be a time capsule inside the cornerstone too.

Desmond Walls Allen
Desmond Walls Allen
7 years ago

I went by the church today and have more photos – the entire middle part is down and a contractor is salvaging bricks.

Jimmy Hynum
7 years ago

It's now being torn down. Such a loss.

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