Happy Home Baptist Church
This church, founded soon after the Civil War, held its first services in a brush arbor in the Woods community of what was then Barnwell County. It built its first permanent church, a frame building, in the Zion Branch community near Old Allendale, and adopted the name Zion Branch Baptist Church. The church bought this site in 1875, built a new frame sanctuary here, and was renamed Happy Home Baptist Church.
Rev. Jacob S. Daniels served the church for almost thirty years, and the congregation grew from 66 members in 1877 to 258 members in 1890. By 1902, his son, Rev. George C. Daniels, succeeded him as pastor, and the church had 379 members. In 1911, during the pastorate of Rev. S.J. Rice, the church received a state charter and built its present church, a brick Gothic Revival building.
Erected 2011 by The Congregation. (Marker Number 3-14.)
Location. 33° 0.579′ N, 81° 18.578′ W. Marker is in Allendale, South Carolina, in Allendale County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue W (State Highway 3-10) near Memorial Avenue (State Highway 3-71), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Railroad Ave W, Allendale SC 29810, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.