Simpsonville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Old Oak Tree
The old oak tree is among the last of several large trees on the Bethel United Methodist Church property. These large trees, some dating to the period before the Civil War, have been witnesses to the many activities and changes at Bethel. These trees provided shelter and shade to both the church members and to the horses and mules used to provide transportation in the time before the automobile.
Erected by Bethel United Methodist Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Landmarks.
Location. 34° 46.65′ N, 82° 16.35′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of Holland Road and Balcome Boulevard on Holland Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Holland Road, Simpsonville SC 29681, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Arbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel Community Training Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel Church (within shouting Bethel Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilder (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oakland Plantation (approx. 1½ miles away); Mauldin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mauldin United Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); The History of the Gosnell Cabin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.