St. George’s Episcopal Church is located at 106 Sharkey Street (at the corner of Sharkey Street and First Street), Clarksdale, Mississippi.
It has a very interesting connection to Tom “Tennessee” Williams, whose grandfather, Reverend Walter Dakin, was the Rector at St. George’s Episcopal Church for sixteen years. Tennessee Williams often accompanied his grandfather on parish business around Clarksdale and it believed that his grandfather’s church related business introduced the young Tennessee Williams to many Clarksdale locations, like the J.W. Cutrer house, which later figured in Williams’ work.
The Rectory where Reverend Dakin lived is visible on the left of the following photograph, behind the church building.
The Rectory of St. George’s Episcopal Church where Tennessee Williams’ grandfather, Rev. Walter Dakin, lived during the 16 years he served as Rector of the church. Tennessee Williams lived here at various times during his childhood.
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