Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Baptist Church of Beaufort
The Baptist Church of Beaufort descends from Euhaw Baptist Church on Edisto Island. In 1794 the first meeting house was built on this site. In 1795 Henry Holcombe moved to Beaufort and became the first mission pastor. The Beaufort Baptist Church was formally constituted as an independent church in 1804. The first burial was in 1809. Prior to the Civil War, 3,557 of 3,723 members were enslaved people.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 32° 26.088′ N, 80° 40.383′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Charles Street north of King Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located along the sidewalk, near the northeast corner of the subject church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Charles Street, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Baptist Church of Beaufort (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Old Baptist Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); Grand Army of the Republic Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Richard Heron Anderson (about 500 feet away); Colonel John Barnwell (about 500 feet away); St. Helena's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Stephen Elliott, Jr Brigadier General C.S.A. (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
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