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Near Honea Path in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Barkers Creek Baptist Church
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
1. Barkers Creek Baptist Church Marker
 
Inscription.
Founded in 1821, this is the boyhood church and burial place of Olin D. Johnston. He was decorated for bravery in World War I, served in the S.C. House of Representatives, was twice Governor of S.C., in 1935-1939 and 1943-1945, and U.S. Senator from 1945 until his death April 18, 1965.
 
Erected 1962. (Marker Number 4-9.)
 
Location. 34° 26.154′ N, 82° 26.704′ W. Marker is near Honea Path, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Honea Path Highway (South Carolina Route 252) and Barkers Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on Honea Path Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3207 Highway 252, Honea Path SC 29654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. They Died for the Rights of the Working Man (approx. 3 miles away); Honea Path Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 3.1 miles away); Honea Path (approx. 3.1 miles away); David Greer, Sr. (approx. 3.1 miles away); Chiquola Mill Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Chiquola Baptist Church Bell (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Story of the Bell (approx. 3.4 miles away); Southside Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Broadmouth Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Honea Path.
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Marker and Church Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
2. Barkers Creek Baptist Church Marker and Church
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker dedicated to Big Creek Baptist Church, the mother church of Barkers Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gov. Olin D. Johnston. Biographical data and facts. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Gov. Olin D. Johnston, National Governor's Association. Olin de Witt Talmadge Johnston was born near Honea Path, South Carolina. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Olin D. Johnston. Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (November 18, 1896 – April 18, 1965) was a Democratic Party politician from the U.S. State of South Carolina. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Index. Cemetery index completed in October 2006. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Barker's Creek Baptist Church. Barker's Creek Baptist Church is an historical landmark in our community, but more importantly it is a place where the people of this community come together to pray, sing, and worship the living God. (Submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Olin D. Johnston Memorial Boulevard Marker. Marker located near Calhoun Falls, S.C., dedicated to the works of Gov. Olin D. Johnston. (Submitted on October 15, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 21, 2009
3. Barkers Creek Baptist Church Marker
 
1. Barker's Creek Baptist Church

Barker's Creek Baptist Church, located 3.5 miles west of Honea Path, South Carolina, was organized on Nov. 3, 1821, with a membership of eleven men and twelve women. Arthur Williams was the first pastor and served for twenty years.

According to records, the first church was a log house located on the site of the current parsonage. In 1855, a new house of worship was constructed across the road. A new building was constructed, and was completed in 1924. The educational building was built in 1958. With the church constantly growing, the new church auditorium was completed in 1972, the 150th anniversary of the church. The activities facility was completed in 1989. (Source: Barker's Creek Baptist Church.)
    — Submitted September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (1896-1965)
Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston, (father of Elizabeth J. Patterson), a Senator from South Carolina; born near Honea Path, Anderson County, S.C., November 18, 1896; attended the public schools; graduated from Textile Industrial Institute, Spartanburg, S.C., in 1915; attended Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., until 1917 when he enlisted in the United States Army, serving eighteen months overseas, and becoming a sergeant; reentered
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, December 4, 2003
4. Barkers Creek Baptist Church Sign
 
Wofford College and graduated in 1921; received a graduate degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1923 and graduated from that university’s law department in 1924; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Spartanburg, S.C.; member, State house of representatives 1923-1924, 1927-1930; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for gubernatorial nomination in 1930; Governor of South Carolina 1935-1939, and from 1943 until his resignation on January 3, 1945; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1938 and 1941; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1944, 1950, 1956, and again in 1962, and served from January 3, 1945, until his death in Columbia, S.C., April 18, 1965; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses, and Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses), co-chairman, Joint Committee on Postal Service (Eighty-second Congress); interment in Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Honea Path, S.C. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
    — Submitted September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church -<br>1924 Sanctuary and Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 21, 2009
5. Barkers Creek Baptist Church -
1924 Sanctuary and Sign
 
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church -<br>Main Sanctuary (1972) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
6. Barkers Creek Baptist Church -
Main Sanctuary (1972)
 
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church -<br>1924 Sanctuary Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
7. Barkers Creek Baptist Church -
1924 Sanctuary
 
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church -<br>1924 Sanctuary Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 21, 2009
8. Barkers Creek Baptist Church -
1924 Sanctuary
 
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
9. Barkers Creek Baptist Church
 
 
Barkers Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
10. Barkers Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery
 
 
Photo of Sentator Johnson and<br>Others (<i>Time</i> Magazine) Photo, Click for full size
By Hank Walker, 1960
11. Photo of Sentator Johnson and
Others (Time Magazine)
From left to right: Sen. Olin D. Johnson, Se. Lyndon B. Johnson, Sen. John F. Kennedy, and Sen. Henry M. Jackson.
 
 
Senator Olin D. Johnston Photo, Click for full size
1962
12. Senator Olin D. Johnston
Senator Olin D. Johnston receives membership card in the Veterans of World War I from Harold E. Childress, quartermaster for the South Carolina Department. On the left is Acting Quartermaster John H. Smoak of Columbia Barracks. Senator Johnston served 18 months overseas as a sergeant in Co. C, 117th Engrs., 42nd Div.
 
 
Olin D. Johnston Family Plot<br>Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, November 21, 2009
13. Olin D. Johnston Family Plot
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
 
 
Gladys Elizabeth Atkinson Tombstone<br>Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
14. Gladys Elizabeth Atkinson Tombstone
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Wife of
Olin D. Johnston
March 24, 1901
July 17, 1976
 
 
Olin D. Johnston, Jr. Tombstone<br>Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
15. Olin D. Johnston, Jr. Tombstone
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
 
 
Olin D. Johnston Tombstone<br>Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 19, 2008
16. Olin D. Johnston Tombstone
Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Dedicated Christian gentleman and public servant, devoted husband and father.
Born
Nov. 18, 1896 near Honea Path, S.C.
son of
E.A. and Leila Webb Johnston
Sgt. 117th Eng. C, Co. 42nd Rainbow Division
Regiment citation for bravery in action
Active in Baptist Young People's Work
Deacon, Sunday School teacher, member
House of Rep. Anderson County 1923-1924
Spartanburg County 1927-1930. Only
South Carolinian ever elected for two
Four year terms as governor 1934-1938
1942-1946. Elected to United States
Senate in 1944 assumed office Jan. 2, 1945.
Re-elected for four six year terms. Died
while in office April 18, 1965. Married
Gladys E. Atkinson Dec. 27, 1924
Their children
Olin D., Jr., Sallie J. Scott, G. Elizabeth
 
 
Olin D. Johnston<br>(1896–1965) -<br>As Governor of South Carolina Photo, Click for full size
South Carolina Political Collections, The University of South Carolina
17. Olin D. Johnston
(1896–1965) -
As Governor of South Carolina
S.C. House of Representatives
1923-1924, 1927-1930
Governor of South Carolina
1935-1939, 1943-1945
U.S. Senator from South Carolina
1844-1965
 
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