Grover in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grover Methodist Church
This church was founded in the early 19th century as Murray's Church and served by ministers riding the Cypress Circuit. It was originally named for the Murray family, which also gave this town its first name of Murray's Crossroads. The first church here, damaged by a storm in 1878, was replaced by the present church, built of heart pine by Philip and Jim Liston in 1890~97.
Murray's Church was renamed Grover Methodist Church in 1905, after the Murray's Crossroads post office was renamed Grover. The church undertook several renovations in the 1960's, covering the 1897 frame church with brick veneer, remodeling an early 20th century school for its Sunday school building and later a fellowship hall, and moving the 1912 bell from the steeple to a bell tower.
Erected 2006 by The Generals Gordon- Capers Camp No. 123, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 18-13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 33° 6.372′ N, 80° 35.635′ W. Marker is in Grover, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on U.S. 15 near Old Spell Road, on the left when traveling north. Located north of Wire Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1912 Highway 15, Grover SC 29447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Koger-Murray-Carroll House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Appleby's Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (approx. 5.4 miles away); Town of St. George (approx. 5.7 miles away); St. George Public High School/St. George Graded School (approx. 5.8 miles away); Badham House / Dorchester Lumber Company (approx. 6.2 miles away); Green Pond United Methodist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Island Creek Meeting House (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grover.
More about this marker. Grover is in Dorchester County, in the Charleston metro area.
Regarding Grover Methodist Church. Reference to "Cypress Circuit" found from other Methodist Churches in Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, and North Carolina
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.