Bishopville in Lee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
1764 - 1847
The Reverend James Jenkins served in the Methodist ministry for 55 years. He was born in Bitton's Neck, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Britton Jenkins. His mother was a Revolutionary War heroine. In 1805 he married Elizabeth Ann Gwyn and from 1814 to 1836 he lived near here. He died and was buried in Camden.
The Reverend James Jenkins was a pioneer circuit-riding Methodist minister. He began his ministry in 1792 among the settlers and Indians of the Cherokee Circuit. In 1801 he was the presiding elder of the S.C. District. He organized many churches, including Bethlehem Methodist in Bishopville. In later years, he supervised and disciplined younger preachers.
Erected 1972 by Dr. Henry Woodward Chapter, S.C. Society, Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 31-12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US RevolutionaryWomen. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
Location. 34° 12.151′ N, 80° 16.401′ W. Marker is in Bishopville, South Carolina, in Lee County. Marker is on Sumter Highway (U.S. 15) near Browntown Road (State Road 31-29). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bishopville SC 29010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W. Green Deschamps, Jr. Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee County Monument to the Confederate Dead (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bishopville (approx. 1.7 miles away); Thomas Gordon McLeod (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Apollos James House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard (approx. 2 miles away); Flag Park (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishopville.
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