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Dunton Chapel Methodist Church

 
 
Dunton Chapel Methodist Church Marker<br>(<i>side 1</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
1. Dunton Chapel Methodist Church Marker
(side 1)
Inscription.  
Dunton Chapel Methodist Church can trace its origins to 1870 when Rev. J.R. Rosemond began preaching in the home of Milton Hardy. The church was built c. 1878, but has undergone many renovations, including being brick veneered in 1937. Originally known as the "Church of Gaffney," it was named Dunton Chapel in 1888 to honor Dr. Lewis M. Dunton, presiding elder of the Greenville District of the M.E. Church (1879-82).

The first school for African American students in Gaffney was opened at Dunton Chapel Methodist Church in 1899 under the direction of Rev. R.C. Campbell. By 1920 it remained as one of only ten schools in the county that served African American students. A public night school serving adult students was also operated at Dunton Chapel. The grade school remained in operation into the 1920s.
 
Erected 2016 by Dunton United Methodist Church. (Marker Number 11-14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 35° 4.228′ 
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N, 81° 38.792′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on East Buford Street just west of Laurel Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the Dunton United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 East Buford Street, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gaffney Cornerstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Towne Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Cherokee County WW I Rememberence (approx. ¼ mile away); Col. James Williams (approx. ¼ mile away); Carnegie Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Cherokee County Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Cherokee County Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Dunton Chapel Methodist Church Marker<br>(<i>side 2</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
2. Dunton Chapel Methodist Church Marker
(side 2)
Dunton Chapel Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
3. Dunton Chapel Methodist Church Marker
(Dunton United Methodist Church in background)
Dunton United Methodist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
4. Dunton United Methodist Church Cornerstone
Est. 1870 • Rebuilt 1977
Edward L. Tullis — Bishop
Ted H. Walter — D.S.
Willie Wilson — Minister
Trustees:
C.H. Knuckles — Chrm.
E.B. Gist • J.S. Maxwell • L.M. Rosemond • G.B. Littlejohn • W.F. Littlejohn • C.E. Harris • J.C. Goodwin, Sr. • E.E. Tate • M.E. West
Dunton United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
5. Dunton United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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