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St. Peterís A.M.E. Church

 
 
St. Peterís A.M.E. Church Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 19, 2022
1. St. Peterís A.M.E. Church Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
(Side 1)
Tradition holds that this African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church first met after the Civil War before organizing in 1867 under Rev. James R. Nesbitt. It was part of the A.M.E Church's Walterboro Circuit, which Nesbitt formed in 1868. Members acquired this lot for worship in 1875. The congregation was initially known as Walterboro A.M.E. before later adopting the name ďSt. Peterís.Ē
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(Side 2)
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St. Peter's was the first A.M.E. congregation in Colleton County and is one of the county's oldest Black churches. In the years after it was organized it became an important institution for local Black residents. The wood frame church on the east side of the lot dates to c. 1879, when a tornado destroyed every church in Walterboro. It was renovated in 1952, when rooms and the steeple were added to the west side.
 
Erected 2021 by Colleton County Council and WEGOJA Foundation. (Marker Number 15-26.)
 
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topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 32° 54.255′ N, 80° 39.498′ W. Marker is in Walterboro, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on Wichman Street (Alternate U.S. 17) east of Fishburne Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 Fishburne Street, Walterboro SC 29488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Judeís Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hickory Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hickory Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Walterborough Library Society (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethel Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); Walterborough Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colleton County Veterans War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colleton County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walterboro.
 
Also see . . .  St. Peterís AME Church. (Submitted on June 21, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
St. Peterís A.M.E. Church Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 19, 2022
2. St. Peterís A.M.E. Church Marker (Side 2)
St. Peterís A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 19, 2022
3. St. Peterís A.M.E. Church Marker
St. Peterís A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 19, 2022
4. St. Peterís A.M.E. Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2023