Darlington in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tradition says first meetings of this Baptist Church were held in the home of Laura Brown. A house of worship was constructed on the N.E. corner of present S. Main and Hampton streets on land purchased during 1866-1874. The present site was acquired in 1922 and the building occupied Feb. 3, 1935.
This Baptist Church was constituted when a group of black members led by Rev. Isaac Brockenton withdrew from the Darlington Baptist Church on Feb. 11, 1866. Brockenton became the first pastor and served until his death in 1908. The first trustees were Evans Bell, Peter Dargan, Lazarus Ervin, Antrum McIver, Samuel McIver, Samuel Orr, and Samuel Parnell.
Erected 1977 by Darlington County Bicentennial Commission for Ethnic Participation. (Marker Number 16-15.)
Location. 34° 17.872′ N, 79° 52.048′ W. Marker is in Darlington, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Lee Street on U.S. 52. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 South Main St., Darlington SC 29532, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lawrence Reese Edmund H. Deas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Darlington County / Darlington County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Darlington County Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); Wilds-Edwards House / Samuel Hugh Wilds (approx. half a mile away); St. James Church (approx. half a mile away); Darlington County Jail (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Darlington.
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