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Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Baptist Church of Beaufort

 
 
Baptist Church of Beaufort Marker<br>(<i>side 1 • faces south • church on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
1. Baptist Church of Beaufort Marker
(side 1 • faces south • church on left)
Inscription.  
(side 1)
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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(side 2)
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The current Greek Revival building dates to 1844 and was constructed under the pastorate of Richard Fuller, who served 1833-1847. During the Civil War the church was a Union Army hospital for black troops. In Dec. 1862, Rev. Solomon Peck read the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation from the pulpit to an audience of escaped slaves and black soldiers. After the war, nearly all black members left to join newly formed black churches.
Sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society, 2018

 
Erected 2018 by
Baptist Church of Beaufort Marker<br>(<i>side 2 • faces north • church on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
2. Baptist Church of Beaufort Marker
(side 2 • faces north • church on right)
Beaufort County Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-58.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
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); St. Helena's Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Baptist Church of Beaufort
 
Baptist Church of Beaufort Marker (<i>wide view; marker located near northeast corner of church</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
3. Baptist Church of Beaufort Marker (wide view; marker located near northeast corner of church)
Baptist Church of Beaufort (<i>northeast corner; marker visible near center; cemetery on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
4. Baptist Church of Beaufort (northeast corner; marker visible near center; cemetery on right)
Baptist Church of Beaufort (<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
5. Baptist Church of Beaufort (southeast corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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