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St. Paul's Baptist Church -- 1865

 
 
St. Paul's Baptist Church -- 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, October 25, 2012
1. St. Paul's Baptist Church -- 1865 Marker
Inscription.  
This is the first Negro church established in Anderson County. It was founded immediately after emancipation and incorporated in 1873. The Rev. Philip Morris was its first pastor. The present edifice, built in 1903, replaced two earlier frame sanctuaries and is the first brick church for blacks erected in South Carolina. St. Paul's is the mother church of Wilson Calvary and Royal Baptist Churches. Plans for establishing Morris College, named for the first pastor of St. Paul's were made at a meeting held here in 1906. A state Sunday School and BYPU convention also was organized here in 1906. The building was completely remodeled in 1953.
 
Erected 1976 by Abc--Arba.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 34° 29.917′ N, 82° 39.25′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on West Reed Street
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, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 West Reed Street, Anderson SC 29624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First African American High School in Anderson County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thompson Centennial United ME Church -- 1867 (approx. ¼ mile away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Anderson County (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cathcart-Schonauer House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Rose Hill -- 1794 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sullivan Hardware Co. -- 1875 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); In This Burial Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bank of Anderson Building - ca. 1891 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
 
St. Paul's Baptist Church -- 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, October 25, 2012
2. St. Paul's Baptist Church -- 1865 Marker
St. Paul's Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, October 25, 2012
3. St. Paul's Baptist Church and Marker
St. Paul's Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, October 25, 2012
4. St. Paul's Baptist Church
St. Paul's Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, October 25, 2012
5. St. Paul's Baptist Church
St. Paul's Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, October 25, 2012
6. St. Paul's Baptist Church
St. Paul's Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, October 25, 2012
7. St. Paul's Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 25, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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