Easley in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Paul Methodist Church
This church, founded in 1803, held its first services in the home of John Wilson and was first known as Wilson's Chapel. That year the congregation bought two acres here from George Head; the first church on this site was built in 1810. St. Paul's early ministers were circuit riders, as it was part of the Saluda District until it joined the Pendleton District in 1871.
The second church, a frame cruciform building, was built here in 1897; it served St. Paul's until it was torn down in 1982. The present brick sanctuary, built in 1984, includes several architectural elements from the 1897 church. The cemetery, with graves as early as 1842, includes the plots of many early families as well as graves of veterans of seven American wars and conflicts.
Erected 2008 by St. Paul United Methodist Church Congregation and Friends. (Marker Number 4-35.)
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 46.717′ N, 82° 32.333′ W. Marker was in Easley, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker was at the intersection of Brushy Creek Road and Colonel Johnson Road, on the right when traveling west on Brushy Creek Road. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Pickens Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Pickensville (approx. 4.3 miles away); Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe (approx. 5.1 miles away); Julien D. Wyatt (approx. 5.1 miles away); Easley Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Captain Kimberly Hampton (approx. 5.2 miles away); Easley, South Carolina (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bowen's Mill (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Easley.
Also see . . . St Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery Index. Cemetery index completed August 2006. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. St. Paul United Methodist
Greenville News and Piedmont
May 13, 1978.
March 23, 1803, a hand-written deed to the land on Saint Paul Road (in Anderson County) was given to the people to start Saint Paul Methodist Church. This church was started with less than 50 members. A two-room school Saint Paul School was started in 1901, adjacent to the church. The building was later sold.
— Submitted January 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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