“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Breeden in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Old Beauty Spot

Old Beauty Spot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, November 11, 2010
1. Old Beauty Spot Marker
Inscription.  Here stood the first Methodist church of Marlboro County, a single log cabin built in 1783. Here Bishop Francis Asbury presided over and preached at an early Quarterly Conference, held on February 23, 1788. Camp meetings were held here 1810-1842. In 1883, the church was moved to another site, also called Beauty Spot, two miles eastward.
Erected 1974 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-20.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1974.
Location. 34° 38.79′ N, 79° 40.018′ W. Marker is in Breeden, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of Beauty Spot Road and Wallace Road on Beauty Spot Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Cotton Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Magnolia (approx.
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2 miles away); Bennettsville (approx. 2 miles away); Bennettsville Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Confederate Civil War Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); General John McQueen (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bennettsville (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jennings-Brown House (approx. 2.3 miles away).
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 763 times since then and 110 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 16, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 24, 2023