Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ebenezer Methodist Church
This church, formally organized by about 1800, is thought to be the oldest Methodist congregation in Anderson County. Circuit riders and other itinerant ministers held early services in a nearby brush arbor. Its first and second churches were small log buildings. A frame sanctuary, built by church members Samuel Emerson before the Civil War, was the first built on this site.
Church trustees acquired this site in 1839, purchasing 3 acres from Amaziah Rice and George Manning for "a House or Place of Worship." The present frame church, built in 1909 by church members according to plans by Joe Hembree, features a double entrance with gabled porticos. The historic cemetery here includes graves of veterans from the American Revolution to the present.
Erected 2012 by Congregation of Ebenezer Methodist Church & the Kay Family Association. (Marker Number 4-39.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 34° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anderson SC 29621, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Original Back Door Step (approx. 5.9 miles away); Flat Rock Cemetery Veterans Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); High Shoals (approx. 6.4 miles away); Treaty of DeWitt's Corner (approx. 6½ miles away); Barkers Creek Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); John Callaham - Zachariah Carwile Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); New Silver Brook Veterans Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dean / Dean's Station (approx. 7.4 miles away); Mrs. J.D. Chapman (approx. 7.9 miles away); Old Silverbrook Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
Also see . . . Find-a-Grave: Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery. (Submitted on May 23, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.