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near Woodrow in Lee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rembert Church

 
 
Rembert Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Rembert Church Marker
Inscription. Site of camp meetings where Bishop Francis Asbury preached. First service held about 1786. In 1834 Caleb Rembert deeded eight acres to nine trustees for the use of the Methodist Church. John A. Colclough gave an adjacent tract of 2 ½ acres, and soon after the present church was erected. From 1800 noted ones have selected Cemetery as last resting place.
 
Erected 1958 by Rembert's Church Cemetery Association. (Marker Number 31-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 34° 5.873′ N, 80° 21.142′ W. Marker is in near Woodrow, South Carolina, in Lee County. Marker is on Rembert Church Road (State Highway 31-37). Click for map. Located 2.5 miles west of US 15. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rembert Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Skirmish at Spring Hill (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Central School (approx.
Rembert Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Rembert Church Marker
5.8 miles away); Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Rev. Thomas Reese English (approx. 7.6 miles away); W. Green Deschamps, Jr. Highway (approx. 8 miles away); James Jenkins (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. as of March 1, 2011, the marker was found laying on the ground, which looked to have been recently run down
 
Regarding Rembert Church. (Rembert Methodist Church) One of the earliest Methodist congregations in South Carolina was located in the community around Rembert Church, with a Methodist Society meeting as early as 1785. In its early days it was frequently visited by Francis Asbury, the first Bishop of the Methodist Church of the United States. It was also important for the campmeetings that were held nearby, starting in 1802 and 1803. The cemetery here was established in 1800 and the present meeting house style church was erected ca. 1835. Structurally a plain rectangular building with clapboard siding, such design affords only the essentials needed for worship. It sits on brick piers and has a gabled, metal roof. The windows are 20/20 with two smaller windows above the main ones on the front fašade. The Rembert
Rembert Church Marker, seen looking west along Rembert Branch Church Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
3. Rembert Church Marker, seen looking west along Rembert Branch Church Rd.
Church building served the rural Methodist congregation (with an 1850s enrollment of some 80 whites and 500 slaves) for over a century. This structure remains as an example of the small church so important to nearly every aspect of life in the rural south during the growth and development of South Carolina. Listed in the National Register February 25, 1975.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
 
Additional comments.
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Rembert Church (added 1975 - Building - #75001702)
Also known as Rembert Methodist Church
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Area of Significance: Religion, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1825-1849
♦ Historic Function: Religion
♦ Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
    — Submitted March 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Rembert Church and Marker (L) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
4. Rembert Church and Marker (L)
Rembert Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
5. Rembert Church
National Register of Historic Places Medallion seen on door
Rembert Church National Register Of Historic Places Medallion image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
6. Rembert Church National Register Of Historic Places Medallion
Rembert Church (added 1975 - Building - #75001702)
Rembert Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
7. Rembert Church and Cemetery
Rembert Church North view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
8. Rembert Church North view
Rembert Church image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 1975
9. Rembert Church
Rembert Church southeast side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2011
10. Rembert Church southeast side
 
 
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