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Kingstree in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Albanís Episcopal Church

 
 
St. Albanís Episcopal Church Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 18, 2010
1. St. Albanís Episcopal Church Marker (front)
Inscription.  
[Front]
: St. Albanís Episcopal Church has long been the only continuously active Episcopal congregation in Williamsburg County. It was founded in 1879 by Carrie Simons (1849-1938), who persuaded Bishop W.W. Howe to help her organize a mission church with a few communicants. In 1887 Simons moved to Kingstree and married Michael F. Heller. She continued to support St. Albanís until her death.

[Reverse]:
This sanctuary, a fine example of the Carpenter Gothic style, was built between 1889 and 1895 and was completed during the tenure of the Rev. Herbert Jarvis. Jarvis, priest here 1894-98, named the church St. Albanís. The Revs. William Guerry and William Moore, supply priests here 1891-94 and 1940-44, later became bishops. White and black families have worshipped together at St. Albanís since the 1890s.
 
Erected 2008 by Congregation of St. Alban's Episcopal Church. (Marker Number 45-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 33° 40.021′ 
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N, 79° 49.782′ W. Marker is in Kingstree, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Hampton Avenue and East Church Street, on the right when traveling north on Hampton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Hampton Avenue, Kingstree SC 29556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Williamsburg Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Let Us March on Ballot Boxes" (approx. ľ mile away); Williamsburgh (approx. ľ mile away); Willamsburg County Veterans Monument (approx. ľ mile away); Williamsburg County Confederate Monument (approx. ľ mile away); Old Muster Ground and Courthouse (approx. ľ mile away); Thurgood Marshall, J.D. (approx. ľ mile away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kingstree: Gathering Vital Intelligence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen A. Swails House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingstree.
 
St. Albanís Episcopal Church Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 18, 2010
2. St. Albanís Episcopal Church Marker (reverse)
St. Albanís Episcopal Church (side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 18, 2010
3. St. Albanís Episcopal Church (side)
St. Albanís Episcopal Church (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 18, 2010
4. St. Albanís Episcopal Church (front)
Carrie Simons Heller<br>1849-1938 image. Click for full size.
Williamsburgh District: A History of its People and Places by Gordon B. Jenkinson
5. Carrie Simons Heller
1849-1938
Social Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 18, 2010
6. Social Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 989 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.   5. submitted on February 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2023