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High Hills Baptist Church

 
 
High Hills Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. High Hills Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
Organized by Rev. Joseph Reese, this church was established Jan. 4, 1772. First located on land given by Dr. Joseph Howard (later moved to present site purchased from Gen. Thomas Sumter), it ordained, 1774, young Richard Furman, whose patriotic oratory caused Lord Cornwallis to put a price on his head, and who became one of the outstanding ministers of the gospel of his day.
(Reverse text)
This church was a leader in the early struggle for liberty, religious and political, and was the mother of many churches. Inspired by Dr. Furman, Rev. John M. Roberts, Pastor here by 1799, opened Roberts Academy, First Baptist Educational institution in this state. Furman Institute followed in 1826, and later, the Southern Baptist Seminary.
 
Erected 1950 by Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-3.)
 
Location. 33° 59.144′ N, 80° 32.037′ W. Marker is in Oakland, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Meeting House Road (State Road 43-488), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located ½ mile East of North Kings Highway (State Highway 261) on State Road 43-488. Marker is in this post office area: Dalzell SC 29040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
High Hills Baptist Church Marker reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
2. High Hills Baptist Church Marker reverse side
markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Thomas Sumter Grave (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas Sumter (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. one mile away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Sumter Memorial Academy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 2.2 miles away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Hills of Santee Baptist Church , Wikipedia entry. Its first pastor was Richard Furman, who went on to become one of South Carolina's most influential ministers, Furman University was named for him. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Reformed Reader. Richard Furman (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
High Hills Baptist Church Marker along Meeting House Road (State Road 43-488) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
3. High Hills Baptist Church Marker along Meeting House Road (State Road 43-488)
High Hills Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
4. High Hills Baptist Church
High Hills Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 19, 2010
5. High Hills Baptist Church
High Hills Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
6. High Hills Baptist Church
High Hills of the Santee
Baptist Church
Pastor 1966 - 2008

Franklin
William Eugene Jr.   Christine Rogers Colquett
"Gene"                        "Tina"
June 2 1944 - Nov 11 2008   May 10 1943
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in Heaven
Matthew 5:16
High Hills Baptist Church World War Veteran image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
7. High Hills Baptist Church World War Veteran
Thomas M. Moore
South Carolina
1st Lieutenant US Army
World War 1
Oct 28 1892   Sept 1 1968
Richard Furman image. Click for full size.
By Furman University
8. Richard Furman
High Hills Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1936
9. High Hills Baptist Church
Historic American Engineering Record,HABS SC,43-2-1
High Hills Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1936
10. High Hills Baptist Church
Historic American Engineering Record,HABS SC,43-2-2
High Hills Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1936
11. High Hills Baptist Church
Historic American Engineering Record,HABS SC,43-2-3
 
 
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