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Near Fork Shoals in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lebanon Church

 
 
Lebanon Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
1. Lebanon Church Marker
Inscription.
This United Methodist Church was originally located about 1 miles east and named the Grove. It was visited by Bishop Francis Asbury in 1790 and 1800. Relocated about ½ mile SW of here after the land was obtained 1832. Present house of worship was erected in 1850's and named changed to Lebanon. Sunday School annex completed 1951 and steeple and portico in 1955.
 
Erected 1975 by Lebanon United Methodist Church Congregation. (Marker Number 23-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 34° 33.724′ N, 82° 15.913′ W. Marker is near Fork Shoals, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Dunklin Bridge Road (State Highway S-23-68) west of Lebanon Church Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 Dunklin Bridge Rd, Honea Path SC 29654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erected by Sullivan - Dunklin Chapter D.A.R. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sullivan (Grove) Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tullyton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fairview Church / Fairview Cemetery
Lebanon Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
2. Lebanon Church Marker
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Lickville Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Dials Methodist Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Hopkins Farm (approx. 7.1 miles away); Toney's Store / Militia Muster Ground (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battle of Great Cane Brake (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fork Shoals.
 
Regarding Lebanon Church. Lebanon Church plays host to the Sullivan-Sillivant Family Reunion the second Sunday of each June. A history of the church was published in 1984 by Sara M. Nash entitled Bicentennial History of Lebanon United Methodist Church 1784-1984.
 
Also see . . .
1. The United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a Methodist Christian denomination which is both mainline and mildly evangelical. (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Francis Asbury. Bishop Francis Asbury (August 20, 1745 – March 31, 1816) was
Lebanon Church Marker and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
3. Lebanon Church Marker and Cemetery
one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, now The United Methodist Church in the United States. (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. About Lebanon Church
Following the end of the Revolutionary War, settlers, primarily of Scotch, Scotch-Irish and English descent, migrated from Pennsylvania south along the Great Wagon Road. Establishing their new homes in Upcountry South Carolina, they made their livelihood by farming and trading. In three successive years, not long after their arrival, the citizenry founded the Lebanon Methodist Church (1785), the Fairview Presbyterian Church (1786) and the Reedy River Baptist Church (1787). Thus began a long period of dominance by these three religious groups in the lifestyle of the Upcountry. (Source:Romantic Weekends: Georgia and the Carolinas by Kathy Renouf (2000) pg 383.)
    — Submitted September 26, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Lebanon United Methodist Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
4. Lebanon United Methodist Church Sign
Lebanon United Methodist Church (1850s) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 12, 2009
5. Lebanon United Methodist Church (1850s)
Lebanon Church & Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
6. Lebanon Church & Cemetery
Lebanon United Methodist Church -<br>Sunday School Annex (1951) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
7. Lebanon United Methodist Church -
Sunday School Annex (1951)
Lebanon Church Steeple (1955) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
8. Lebanon Church Steeple (1955)
Lebanon United Methodist Church -<br>Portico (1955) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
9. Lebanon United Methodist Church -
Portico (1955)
Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 12, 2009
10. Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery
Trio of Revolutionary War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 12, 2009
11. Trio of Revolutionary War Veterans
From left to right: Charles Sullivan, Gen. Marion's Partisan Rangers, Rev. War November 3, 1808; Hewlett Sullivan, Gen. Marion's Partisan Rangers, Rev. War July 11, 1830; John Ridgeway, Pvt. Col. Hay's SC Regt., Rev. War 1750-1837.
Tombstone for Dr. John C. Sullivan image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 12, 2009
12. Tombstone for Dr. John C. Sullivan
Who was born November 8th 1793
and died February 14th 1864.
He united himself with the
in 1845, of which he remained
a consistent member.
Amiable in all the relations
of life, his memory is revered
by his beloved Widow,
Children and Friends.
"Blessed are the dead who die
in the Lord."
Lebanon Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for more information.
By Ronald Miller, August 8, 2008
13. Lebanon Church Cemetery Marker
Located in the cemetery of Lebanon Church is a marker erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution that makes note of Lebanon Church and, the corner location of the Indian boundary. Maybe not a historic marker in its own right, but it does contain notable information about the surrounding area.
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Traynham Bell image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 7, 2008
14. Traynham Bell
Given by
Benjamin Perry - Dora Isabell
and Children
Zelia Nettie Ludie
Ollie Lola Elvis
Walter Ryland Howard
 
 
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