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Socastee in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Socastee Methodist Church

 
 
Socastee Methodist Church Marker </b>(front) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
1. Socastee Methodist Church Marker (front)
Inscription. This church, originating with services held in a brush arbor, was formally organized by 1818. Its first sanctuary, a log building, was built here soon afterwards on land donated by Philip Elkes. The cemetery, dating from the 19th century, includes the plots of the Clardy, Cooper, Elkes, Hucks, Macklen, Outlaw, Sarvis, Stalvey, and other early church families.

The second sanctuary, a frame building featuring a large portico and square columns, was built in 1875 by W.T. Goldfinch of Conway. Sunday school rooms were added in 1833 and the church was extensively remodeled and enlarged in the 1850s, with work completed in 1957. The present sanctuary was built in 1987.
 
Erected 2004 by Horry County. (Marker Number 26-14.)
 
Location. 33° 41.009′ N, 79° 0.098′ W. Marker is in Socastee, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Dick Pond Road (former Highway 544) and Socastee Boulevard (South Carolina Route 707), on the right when traveling east on Dick Pond Road (former Highway 544). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29575, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Intra-Coastal Waterway (approx. 0.4 miles
Socastee Methodist Church Marker </b>(reverse) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
2. Socastee Methodist Church Marker (reverse)
away); Socastee (approx. 0.4 miles away); The F - 100D at MBAFB, 1956 - 1970 (approx. 4.5 miles away); LTV A-7 Corsair II (approx. 4.5 miles away); Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (approx. 4.5 miles away); Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (approx. 4.5 miles away); St. James Rosenwald School (approx. 4.9 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Socastee.
 
Also see . . .  Socastee Methodist Church Photo. Photo of second sanctuary, before the expansion. (Submitted on February 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
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Socastee Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
3. Socastee Methodist Church Marker
Socastee Methodist Church Second Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
4. Socastee Methodist Church Second Sanctuary
Socastee Methodist Church Present Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
5. Socastee Methodist Church Present Sanctuary
Socastee Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
6. Socastee Methodist Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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