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Trenton in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mt. Canaan Baptist Church

 
 
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker - Front
Inscription. [Front]:
This church, founded in 1868, was one of the first black Baptist churches in this area. Alexander Bettis (1836-1895), a former slave, established this church with the assistance of three white ministers after the local Baptist association refused to ordain him. Mt. Canaan grew from seventeen charter members to more than 2,000 members in only three years.

[Reverse]:
This was the first of forty churches Rev. Alexander Bettis organized in Edgefield and Aiken Counties. He also founded Bettis academy in 1881. He served Mt. Canaan and three other area churches until his death in 1895, and is buried here. early services were held in a brush arbor. The original frame sanctuary was replaced by the present brick sanctuary in 1961.
 
Erected 2004 by Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Congregation. (Marker Number 19-16.)
 
Location. 33° 40.117′ N, 81° 52.717′ W. Marker is in Trenton, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Edgefield Road (U.S. 25). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2451 Edgefield Road, Trenton SC 29847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bettis Academy (approx. mile away); a different marker also named
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker - Reverse
Bettis Academy (approx. 1.3 miles away); 12 Stone Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Horn's Creek Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Horns Creek Baptist Church / Revolutionary Skirmish at Horns Creek (approx. 4.9 miles away); Darby (approx. 5.7 miles away); Benjamin R. Tillman House (approx. 5.7 miles away); Marie Cromer Seigler House (approx. 6.8 miles away); John Gary Evans (approx. 8 miles away); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Also see . . .  Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. (Submitted on October 21, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.EducationNotable Persons
 
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
3. Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker - Front
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker, seen looking north along Edgefield Road (U.S. 25). image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker, seen looking north along Edgefield Road (U.S. 25).
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker, looking south along Edgefield Road (U.S. 25). image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
5. Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Marker, looking south along Edgefield Road (U.S. 25).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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