Rock Hill in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Columbia Seminary Chapel
This building was designed by Robert Mills and erected in Columbia, S.C., as the stable and carriage house of the mansion of Ainsley Hall; Chapel of Columbia Theological Seminary (Presbyterian), 1830-1927; first home of Winthrop College, 1886-1887. Woodrow Wilson accepted and confessed Christ here in 1873. The chapel was moved to Rock Hill, 1936. Site is 350 yards S.W.
Erected 1987 by Presbyterians of Rock Hill, South Carolina. (Marker Number 46-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 34° 56.498′ N, 81° 1.821′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on Oakland Avenue (U.S. 21). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1043 Founders Lane, Rock Hill SC 29731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Home of Winthrop College (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCorkle-Fewell-Long House / Oakland (approx. President's House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oakland Avenue Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis' Flight (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company / Rock Hill Buggy Company and Anderson Motor Company (approx. ¾ mile away); James Milton Cherry House (approx. ¾ mile away); Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rock Hill Cotton Factory (approx. one mile away); Rock Hill Depots / Rock Hill Street Railway (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
Also see . . .
1. Robert Mills. Robert Mills (August 12, 1781 – March 3, 1855) is sometimes called the first native born American to become a professional architect, though Charles Bulfinch perhaps has a clearer claim to this honor. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Robert Mills House (Ainsley Hall). The Robert Mills House, also known as Robert Mills Historic House and Park or the Ainsley Hall House, is (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Columbia Theological Seminary (Presbyterian). Official website of the Columbia Theological Seminary (Presbyterian). (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Winthrop University. Official website of Winthrop University. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 6, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.