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Mullins in Marion County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

 
 
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
1. Mt. Olive Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  This church was founded in 1882 by 16 charter members, all former slaves or the children of former slaves. It held services in a brush arbor and a cotton gin before building its first sanctuary in 1886 at Main and Marion Streets. The present sanctuary, designed by Negro architect Wade Alston Ford and built by members of the congregation in 1922-26, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
 
Erected 2002 by By the Congregation. (Marker Number 34-13.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 34° 12.618′ N, 79° 14.989′ W. Marker is in Mullins, South Carolina, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street and North Mullins Street, on the left when traveling east on East Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mullins SC 29574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tobacco Culture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mullins Depot / Mullins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Drowning Creek
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(approx. 6.4 miles away); Bluefields (approx. 8.6 miles away); Marion Depot (approx. 8.7 miles away); Francis Marion (approx. 8.9 miles away); To the Dead and Living Confederate Soldiers (approx. 8.9 miles away); Marion County / Marion Courthouse (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mullins.
 
Mt. Olive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
2. Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Mt. Olive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
3. Mt. Olive Baptist Church
View from East Church street when traveling west
Dedication stone facing N, Mullins Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
4. Dedication stone facing N, Mullins Street
Mount Olive Baptis Church Organized Dec. 16, 1882 Rebuilt 1926 H.R. Liley ~ J.A. Buck Deacons Dedicated under Rev.J.L. Brooks in 1942, Presented By Ben J. Armstrong
Dedication stone facing E Church Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
5. Dedication stone facing E Church Street
Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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