Beech Island in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This church was built in 1836 by Beech Island Presbyterian Church, organized in 1827 with the Rev. Nathan H. Hoyt of Vermont as first pastor. His son-in-law the Rev. Edward Axson, was ordained and served here. His daughter, Ellen, wife of Woodrow Wilson, was baptized here. In 1950 the building was consecrated as All Saints Episcopal Church.
Erected 1967 by All Saints Episcopal Church. (Marker Number 2-4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 33° 25.398′ N, 81° 51.714′ W. Marker is in Beech Island, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Williston Road (U.S. 278) west of Hammond Road (South Carolina Highway 580), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1595 Williston Rd, Beech Island SC 29842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Downer Institute & School / Downer School, 1924–1986 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redcliffe Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beech Island Baptist ChurchSilver Bluff Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Savannah Town / Fort Moore (approx. 3 miles away); Jefferson High School / Rev. Austin Jefferson, Sr. (approx. 5.1 miles away); Storm Branch Baptist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Signal Corps Aviation School (approx. 5.4 miles away in Georgia); Jacksonville School / Jacksonville Lodge (approx. 5.4 miles away); Home of Governor Telfair (approx. 5.9 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beech Island.
Also see . . .
1. Historic All Saints Episcopal Church in Beech Island, South Carolina. Official website of All Saints Episcopal Church, Beech Island, South Carolina. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Ellen Axson Wilson. Ellen Axson Wilson (May 15, 1860–August 6, 1914), first wife of Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1913 until her death. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
[Rev. Edward Axson] suffered a nervious breakdown, and the Axson family moved from Rome [Ga.] to Savannah in the fall of 1883. After episodes of physical violence, Rev. Axson was confined to the Central State Mental Hospital at Milledgeville the following January and died there, very likely by suicide, on May 28, 1884. (Source: Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House by Phyllis Lee Levin (2001), pg 19.)
— Submitted January 9, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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