Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ebenezer Methodist Church
This church, formally organized by about 1800, is thought to be the oldest Methodist congregation in Anderson County. Circuit riders and other itinerant ministers held early services in a nearby brush arbor. Its first and second churches were small log buildings. A frame sanctuary, built by church members Samuel Emerson before the Civil War, was the first built on this site.
Church trustees acquired this site in 1839, purchasing 3 acres from Amaziah Rice and George Manning for "a House or Place of Worship." The present frame church, built in 1909 by church members according to plans by Joe Hembree, features a double entrance with gabled porticos. The historic cemetery here includes graves of veterans from the American Revolution to the present.
Erected 2012 by Congregation of Ebenezer Methodist Church & the Kay Family Association. (Marker Number 4-39.)
Location. 34° 23.95′ N, 82° 33.45′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Due West Highway (State Highway 185) and County Road 17-60A, on the left when traveling west on Due West Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anderson SC 29621, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Original Back Door Step (approx. 5.9 miles away); Flat Rock Cemetery Veterans Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); High Shoals (approx. 6.4 miles away); Treaty of DeWitt's Corner (approx. 6.5 miles away); Barkers Creek Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); John Callaham - Zachariah Carwile Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); New Silver Brook Veterans Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dean / Dean's Station (approx. 7.4 miles away); Mrs. J.D. Chapman (approx. 7.9 miles away); Old Silverbrook Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
Also see . . .
1. Find-a-Grave: Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery. (Submitted on May 23, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery Index. This church was established in 1790, so many of the graves here are very old with writings that are worn beyond recognition. (Submitted on May 23, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Amaziah Rice of Pendleton/Anderson S.C. Vandiver's "Traditions & History of Anderson County" mentions Rev/Col. Amaziah Rice b. June 20, 1798. (Submitted on May 23, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.