Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Baptist Church of Beaufort
With Joseph B. Cook as pastor, the church was chartered as a Baptist church by the State of South Carolina on January 27,1804. At the beginning of the Civil War the building was taken over by the Union Army and used as a hospital for "coloured soldiers".
The present building was erected in 1844 under the leadership of Richard Fuller, pastor. The tabby foundations of a prior meeting house remains in the church yard.
Among the notable converts were William B. Johnson and Richard Fuller, first and third presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Location. 32° 26.083′ N, 80° 40.385′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Charles Street near King Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Old Baptist Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Helena's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Helena's Church (about 700 feet away); Robert Smalls Tabernacle Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon 1646-1686 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaufort.
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