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near Irmo in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Paul Church / Oak Grove

 
 
St. Paul Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. St. Paul Church Marker
Inscription. St. Paul Church
One of the first black churches after the Civil War, St. Paul AME began as Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church. Local tradition says that the original small congregation worshipped in the 1850s in the "Bush Arbor;" later in the 1880s building a church on present Kennerly Rd. In the 1930s this was moved to its present site 3/10 mi. N.
Oak Grove
By 1870 a substantial black settlement had developed in this area of the Dutch Fork Township known as Oak Grove. Prominent in its history have been the families of Octavius Bookman, Miles Bowman, Henry Corley, Moses Geiger, and John Richardson. A number of their descendants still live in the area.
 
Erected 1985 by The Irmo-St. Andrews Women's Society. (Marker Number 40-95.)
 
Location. 34° 5.812′ N, 81° 9.618′ W. Marker is in near Irmo, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Kennerly Road near Broad River Road (U.S. 176), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kennerly Road, Irmo SC 29063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Irmo (approx. 1.5 miles away); Richlex School Site
Oak Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. Oak Grove Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Bethlehem Church (approx. 2 miles away); Pine Grove Rosenwald School (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); World War II Bombing Ranges (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lake Murray (approx. 4.2 miles away); Zion Lutheran Church / Dreher's Fort (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1.
Marker relocated, 2011 from coordinates 34.096873,-81.160292 to present location
    — Submitted August 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
St. Paul Church / Oak Grove Marker seen near Kennerly Road and Broad River Road (US 176) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 31, 2011
3. St. Paul Church / Oak Grove Marker seen near Kennerly Road and Broad River Road (US 176)
Marker's Location for 2011
St. Paul Church / Oak Grove Marker, new location image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 31, 2011
4. St. Paul Church / Oak Grove Marker, new location
Seen looking north along Kennerly Road
St. Paul Church / Oak Grove and Church Marker along Kennerly Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 19, 2010
5. St. Paul Church / Oak Grove and Church Marker along Kennerly Road
Original Coordinates 34 5.997′ N, 81 9.622′ W at 835 Kennerly Road
St. Paul Church / Oak Grove Marker, looking south along Kennerly Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 19, 2010
6. St. Paul Church / Oak Grove Marker, looking south along Kennerly Road
Location in 2010, 835 Kennerly Road
 
 
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