Near Florence in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
In January of 1778 Ebenezer Baptist Church was constituted by pioneer minister Evan Pugh and Richard Furman, for whom Furman University is named. Admitted to the Charleston Baptist Association in 1778, the church was incorporated in 1791 as "The Baptist Church, Ebenezer, Jeffrie's Creek." Timothy Dargan was an early minister, who served the church until his death in 1783.
Through the years, this church has supported evangelism, missions, and education. One member, Neale C. Young, served 42 years as missionary to Nigeria. Another, Ruth Pettigrew, was a missionary to China and Hong Kong for 39 years. Miss Young is buried in Ebenezer Cemetery and Miss Pettigrew in Hong Kong, where she chose to spend her last days.
Erected 1982 by The Congregation. (Marker Number 21-5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1778.
Location. 34° 10.738′ N, 79° 51.14′ W. Marker is near Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence SC 29501, 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. William Gee (approx. 1.1 miles away); POW✯MIA (approx. 1.1 miles away); United States Merchant Marine Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Florence Veterans Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Desert Storm (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Marine Corps League of Florence, SC (approx. 1.1 miles away); US Coast Guard Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); United States Army Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.