Central in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Freedom's Hill Church
Church in the South
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Share the Story of Freedomís Hill Church. Freedomís Hill Church features a dramatic history of church-goers who stood against slavery and faced violent opposition.
6. A Church Called Freedomís Hill. Freedomís Hill has the distinction of being the first Wesleyan Methodist Church in the south.
7. Wesleyan Methodist Church. The Wesleyan Methodist Church was a Methodist denomination in the United States organized on May 13, 1841.
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.
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. 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.)
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