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Sampit in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sampit Methodist Church

 
 
Sampit Methodist Church Marker, Side One image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
1. Sampit Methodist Church Marker, Side One
Inscription. This church, formally organized in 1839, had its origins in a slave mission begun in 1786 on Gov. Thomas Boone’s plantation, 3 miles SE. Rev. P. A. M. Williams became its first minister in 1840. The first Church, a frame building built the same year, stood 1.5 miles S. The present sanctuary was built on a 5-acre plot donated to the church in 1887 by Benjamin D. Bourne, a member and trustee.

The present sanctuary, built by the time the congregation acquired this site in 1887, was originally a frame church. It was extensively renovated in 1859–60 and completely covered in brick in 1975–76. Three members of the church later became ministers: Revs. C. D. Huggins, Jack D. Watts, and John Paul Watts, Sr. Sampit is also the mother church of Oak Grove Methodist Church, founded in 1890.
 
Erected 2003 by the congregation. (Marker Number 22-56.)
 
Location. 33° 21.861′ N, 79° 27.48′ W. Marker is in Sampit, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Saints Delight Road (Alternate U.S. 17) south of Highmarket Street / Georgetown Highway (U.S. 521), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1125 Saints Delight Road, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sampit Methodist Church Marker, Side Two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
2. Sampit Methodist Church Marker, Side Two
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Sampit Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Dissenter Meeting House and Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away); General Arthur M. Manigault (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sergeant McDonald (approx. 8.5 miles away); 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery (approx. 8.5 miles away); Gabriel Marion (approx. 8.6 miles away); Georgetown County National Guard Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Kaminski House Museum (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
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Marker at Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
3. Marker at Church
Church is hidden by moss-covered tree.
Sampit United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
4. Sampit United Methodist Church
Sampit Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 21, 2009
5. Sampit Methodist Church Cemetery
It is across the road from the church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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