Clinton in Laurens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Broad Street Methodist Church
This congregation can trace its roots to Zion Church, est. in 1826 in Laurens County. Its founding took place during the expansion associated with the Second Great Awakening. In 1854, this Methodist congregation moved to W Main St. in Clinton, one of the first to locate in town. The original structure was destroyed by fire in 1880. As it grew in numbers, the church rebuilt twice on that site.
By 1914, additional growth required larger facilities and property was purchased on N Broad St. A brick neoclassical church, designed by architect J.H. Casey, was built and the congregation was renamed Broad St. In 1917, this church was host to the bishop and delegates of the Upper S.C. Methodist Conference. After 54 years of useful service, this old church was replaced by a new sanctuary in 1970.
Erected 2014 by Broad Street United Methodist Church. (Marker Number 30-18.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 34° 28.546′ N, 81° 52.845′ W. Marker is in Clinton, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker is on North Broad Street (State Highway 56) north of East Florida Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject church, facing south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 North Broad Street, Clinton SC 29325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Piece of Musgrove's Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eugene Blakely Sloan (1922-1969) - Eugene Blakely Sloan (about 400 feet away); Clinton Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clinton Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Clinton Young (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Plumer Jacobs, D.D., LL.D. (approx. half a mile away); Eugene Blakely Sloan (approx. half a mile away); Malcolm A. MacDonald (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
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