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2000, February
Miss Hannah Picot passed away in Feb. 2000. Her niece became executor to her estate and sold the farm house with 1.4 acres of land to the Powell family. They plan on doing some restoration and updating to the 12 room house. The house is located across the street from the post office.

Original Buckhorn Baptist Church built in 1835. See pictures on this page
This is the very same church where Richard Jordan Gatling (the inventor of the famous Gatling Gun) was a member until moving to Indiana. This church has been recently modified with a youth department, social hall and chair elevator for the handicapped members.

The sanctuary is still intact with the pretty stained glass windows and curved pews, woodwork and carpentry. This is a Greek-revival and Victorian style church.

The church is known for its balcony where slaves once sat to listen to words of encouragement. These churches were known as Mt. Sinai and Mill Neck Baptist Churches, also in Como.
Submitted by Christopher Jones

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Como and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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