Near Winnsboro in Fairfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mount Olivet Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 1975 by The Congregation. (Marker Number 20-13/202.)
Location. 34° 27.88′ N, 81° 2.016′ W. Marker is near Winnsboro, South Carolina, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Mobley Highway (State Highway 20-20) 0.3 miles west of State Highway 200, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnsboro SC 29180, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graveyard Of The Richmond Covenanter Church Reformed Presbyterian (approx. 5.6 miles away); Wynne Dee (approx. 6.3 miles away); Mt. Zion Society (approx. 6.3 miles away); James Wilson Hudson (approx. 6.3 miles away); South East Asia (approx. 6.3 miles away); World War (approx. 6.3 miles Confederate Dead of Fairfield County (approx. 6.3 miles away); British Headquarters (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
Regarding Mount Olivet Church. Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. This church is also one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvins seal and the sites registry number (PHS marker location unknown).
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
William Martin, the first Reformed Presbyterian pastor to settle in the South, organized this congregation in 1773 under the name Wolf Pen or Wolf Pit. The first meeting house, seven miles north of Winnsboro, was a log structure. Martin, brought before Lord Cornwallis in 1780 for preaching treason against the British, asserted, "The Declaration of Independence is but a reiteration of what our Covenanting Fathers have always maintained," and was released. In the 1790s the church was known as Wateree
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on December 15, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Mount Olivet Church (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places datasheet. Statement of significance for this church (Submitted on August 16, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church ** (added 1986 - Building - #86001523)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Historic Function: Funerary, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Cemetery, Religious Structure
Current Function: Funerary, Religion
Current Sub-function: Cemetery, Religious Structure
— Submitted January 13, 2011.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 15, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 7, 8. submitted on March 12, 2011, by Ricky D. Smith of Amarillo, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.