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Central in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Freedom's Hill Church

 
 
Freedom's Hill Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, January 9, 2009
1. Freedom's Hill Church Marker
Inscription.
First Wesleyan Methodist
Church in the South
1848

 
Location. 34° 43.617′ N, 82° 45.817′ W. Marker is in Central, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Wesleyan Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University, near the intersection of Wesleyan and Nicholson Drives. Marker is at or near this postal address: 725 Wesleyan Drive, Central SC 29630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Central History Museum (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Central History Museum (approx. one mile away); Bertha Evans Morgan Rose Garden (approx. one mile away); Central (approx. 1.1 miles away); John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Piazza (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ashtabula (approx. 3.4 miles away); Keowee / John Ewing Colhoun (approx. 3.9 miles away); Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hanover House (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Central.
 
Also see . . .
1. Central Heritage Society: Freedom's Hill Church. In October of 1847, a Wesleyan
Freedom's Hill Church and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, January 9, 2009
2. Freedom's Hill Church and Marker
Built in 1847 in the Snow Camp community of Alamance County, North Carolina. The first Wesleyan Methodist Church in the South, begun by a congregation which was against slavery. Moved to this site in 1999.
Methodist Minister, who loved God and hated slavery accepted a call to pastor a new congregation of Southern Christians who had taken the same courageous stand in the turbulent years before the Civil War. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Southern Wesleyan University: Freedom's Hill Church. Originally built in the Snow Camp community of what is now Alamance County, N.C. and dedicated in March 1848, Freedom's Hill is now located on the Southern Wesleyan University campus. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Freedom's Hill Church Stood Against Slavery. In October of 1847, newly ordained preacher Adam Crooks left Ohio and headed south to minister to a small congregation in the Cane Creek area now known as Snow Camp. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Tourism Professionals Visit Freedomís Hill Church at Southern Wesleyan University. Southern Wesleyan University hosted a group of travel writers touring the Upstate recently as part of a Familiarization Tour, coordinated by the Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau, South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Share the Story of Freedomís Hill Church. Freedomís Hill
Freedom's Hill Church - Side (East) Wall Detail Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, January 9, 2009
3. Freedom's Hill Church - Side (East) Wall Detail
Church features a dramatic history of church-goers who stood against slavery and faced violent opposition. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. A Church Called Freedomís Hill. Freedomís Hill has the distinction of being the first Wesleyan Methodist Church in the south. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Wesleyan Methodist Church. The Wesleyan Methodist Church was a Methodist denomination in the United States organized on May 13, 1841. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Rev. Adam Crooks. Rev. Adam Crooks (May 3, 1824 – December 15, 1874) was a Wesleyan Methodist minister who promoted total abstinence from alcohol and the abolition of slavery. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Freedom's Hill Church
Standing as a monument to the courageous anti-slavery movement, Freedom's Hill church dates back to the 1840s, when a congregation of like-minded Southern Christians came together in opposition to slavery. Originally built in the Snow Camp community of what is not Alamance County, North Carolina, this modest wooden church was moved and is today located on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University.
Freedom's Hill Church Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, January 9, 2009
4. Freedom's Hill Church
Student-led worship services and interpretive programs are the focus of the chapel; a heritage center is soon to be built adjacent to the church. (Source: The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor: Guide to Region 1, brochure.)
    — Submitted January 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Rev. Adam Crooks<br>May 3, 1824 – December 15, 1874 Photo, Click for full size
By Ncpedia.org
5. Rev. Adam Crooks
May 3, 1824 – December 15, 1874
Wesleyan Methodist Minister
Founder of Freedom's Hill Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,222 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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