Near Florence in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hopewell Presbyterian Church
This church, organized ca. 1770, is the first Presbyterian church in what is now Florence County. Many of its founding families came to S.C. from Scotland and Ireland. The first church here, a frame building, stood across Old River Road with the church cemetery around it, but burned soon after it was completed.
The second church was replaced by this Greek Revival church in 1842, with its two-story portico, gallery, and original pews. Darlington (1827), Florence First (1861), and Effingham (1906) are daughter churches of Hopewell. The church and cemetery were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
Erected 2008 by Congregation in Memory of Mrs. W.H. (Lydia) Gregg. (Marker Number 21-25.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
Location. 34° 7.703′ N, 79° 37.41′ W. Marker is near Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on Old River Road (Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5314 Old River Road, Florence SC 29505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William W. Harllee (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Doe (approx. 3˝ miles away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mt. Zion Rosenwald School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hewn-Timber Cabins (approx. 4.9 miles away); Francis Marion Memorial Highway (approx. 5 miles away); Atomic Bomb Accident at Mars Bluff, March 11, 1958 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jamestown (approx. 5.9 miles away); American Legion Post #1 / 2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton (approx. 6.1 miles away); William R. Johnson House / The Columns (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
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