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Near Swansea in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Jeffcoats' Meeting House


Jeffcoats' Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
June 13, 2015
1. Jeffcoats' Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  Erected as a log structure, Jeffcoats' Meeting House was a Wesleyan meeting house and school to Big Pond Branch, a small community along a branch of the north fork of the Edisto River in an area known as The Indian Head. This meeting house was founded by English immigrants and missionaries Samuel and William Jeffcoat outside of the established townships of Orangeburgh, Amelia, Saxe Gotha and New Windsor, in an area known to have been inhabited by Native Americans. The region and the meeting house were visited by Bishop Francis Asbury three times by 1816.
Erected 2015 by Big Pond Branch Historical Research Society, Ebenezer United Methodist Church Marker Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
Location. 33° 39.562′ N, 81° 10.828′ W. Marker is near Swansea, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 178) and Whetstone Road (Highway 3), on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
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Marker is located south of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Swansea SC 29160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Town Of North (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Indian Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away); Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 6.6 miles away); Indian Head / The Middle Road (approx. 7.1 miles away); Commemorative Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Neeses (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Salley Family (approx. 9˝ miles away); Capt. Dempsey Hammond Salley (approx. 9˝ miles away).
More about this marker. Editor’s note: This marker page has received a number of inquiries questioning the validity of certain facts that it presents. The Historical Marker Database publishes the text found on the face of any marker which qualifies for inclusion into their online catalog without making any judgement on its validity. We will publish at our discretion civilly written and well cited rebuttals of the information provided by this or any other marker on this database. Apply by email to the editor or use the Add Commentary link if you wish to do so.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2017. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 173 times this year. Last updated on April 22, 2017. Photo   1. submitted on April 7, 2017. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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