Millett in Allendale County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Speedwell Methodist Church
This church, founded in 1885, was named Speedwell for a stagecoach stop and the first post office in the vicinity, now Millett. In 1884-85 Ogreta Brabham Dunbar and Savannah Barker Bates raised funds for a new congregation, in what was then Barnwell County. In 1885 Mary Dunbar Lafitte and her husband John H. Lafitte donated a five-acre tract here for the church.
The first church on this site, built about 1885, was replaced by the present church, begun in 1922 during the pastorate of Rev. W.R. Jones. It remained unfinished during the Depression but was dedicated in 1941 during the pastorate of Rev. J.A. Graham. Attendance declined in the 1960s, and regular services ended by 1970. Homecomings are still occasionally held here.
Erected 2010 by The Friends of Speedwell Methodist Church. (Marker Number 3-13.)
Location. 33° 5.03′ N, 81° 32.5′ W. Marker is in Millett, South Carolina, in Allendale County. Marker is on Speedwell Church Road (State Highway 3-369) near Little Hell Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Along with the Marker being added, a state road designation sign (S 03-369) was added for the church driveway. Marker is in this post office area: Martin SC 29836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Tarlton Brown (1757 - 1845) (approx. 7.1 miles away); Boiling Springs Academy (approx. 7.3 miles away); Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); 1827 Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away in Georgia); Brick (Bethel) Church (approx. 8.2 miles away in Georgia); Lower Three Runs Baptist Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Concord Baptist Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); Burton's Ferry (approx. 10.3 miles away in Georgia).
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