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Rock Presbyterian Church

 
 
Rock Presbyterian Church Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
1. Rock Presbyterian Church Marker - Front
Inscription.
[Marker Front]:
This church, originally known as Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, was founded in 1770 by ministers sent to upper S.C. from the Synods of New York and Philadelphia. The first church here, a frame structure, was replaced in 1815 by a larger frame church built by John and Adam Blake. This church, incorporated in 1844 was renamed Rock Presbyterian church by the S.C. Presbytery in 1845.

[Marker Reverse]:
Rev. John McLees (d. 1882) was minister here 1847-1882 and father of Greenwood First Presbyterian Church, inactive in 1892, reorganized in 1956. This stone sanctuary, built in 1959-60, replaced the 1815 church, which had burned in 1959.
 
Erected 2003 by Rock Presbyterian Congregation. (Marker Number 24-16.)
 
Location. 34° 13.678′ N, 82° 6.657′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is at the intersection of Reynolds Street (U.S. 221) and Rock Church Road, on the left when traveling north on Reynolds Street. Click for map. The church and cemetery are located at the end of Rock Church Road NW. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood SC 29649, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Rock Presbyterian Church Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
2. Rock Presbyterian Church Marker - Reverse
flies. Francis Salvador (approx. one mile away); John Henry Logan (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Emerald Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dr. Benjamin James Sanders, Jr. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Marshal Ferdinand Foch (approx. 3.9 miles away); Textile Workers Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Also see . . .  Rock Presbyterian Church. Be sure to check out the History section for photos of the second church and the fire of 1959 which destroyed it. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Honorarium
It is worth mentioning that the marker was secured under the leadership of the former pastor, Randy Sloan and two hard working elders, Geln Arthur and David Morgan.
    — Submitted September 10, 2008, by Joseph Johnson of Greenwood, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Rock Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
3. Rock Presbyterian Church
Rock Presbyterian Church Doors image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
4. Rock Presbyterian Church Doors
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By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
5. Rock Presbyterian Church
Rock Presbyterian Church Steeple image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
6. Rock Presbyterian Church Steeple
Rock Presbyterian Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
7. Rock Presbyterian Church Sign
Sign is located at the intersection of Reynolds and Rock Church Road NW.
Rock Presbyterian Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
8. Rock Presbyterian Church Sign
Sign is visible from Reynolds, on the left when traveling northeast.
Rock Presbyterian Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
9. Rock Presbyterian Church Sign
This sign is located on the church grounds, near the end of Rock Church Road NW.
Garden Art Near the Front Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
10. Garden Art Near the Front Entrance
Rock Presbyterian Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
11. Rock Presbyterian Church Cornerstone
Located on the right of the church when facing the front.
Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
12. Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Rear of Rock Presbyterian Church from Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
13. Rear of Rock Presbyterian Church from Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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