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Tabernacle Baptist Church

 
 
Tabernacle Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Tabernacle Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Tabernacle Church was formed by black members of Beaufort Baptist Church after other members evacuated the area because of Federal occupation in 1861. The church's lecture room was used for services during the war. In 1867 the black congregation bought this property from the Beaufort Baptist Church. Its present building was dedicated in 1894. Many new churches have grown from the Tabernacle.
 
Erected 1980 by Beaufort County Council. (Marker Number 7-14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 32° 25.959′ N, 80° 40.34′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Craven Street near Charles Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 911 Craven Street, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Smalls (here, next to this marker); Beaufort Female Benevolent Society (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beth Israel Synagogue
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(about 500 feet away); A City Transformed (about 500 feet away); Discovering the Reconstruction Era in Beaufort County, South Carolina (about 500 feet away); City Meat Market & Firehouse (about 500 feet away); Beaufort Arsenal (about 600 feet away); Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon 1646-1686 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Regarding Tabernacle Baptist Church. Robert Smalls, SC House and Senate and nine years in Congress, is buried here.
 
Tabernacle Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Tabernacle Baptist Church Marker
Tabernacle Baptist Church Marker, redone with present Black and Silver paint scheme image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 13, 2010
3. Tabernacle Baptist Church Marker, redone with present Black and Silver paint scheme
Tabernacle Baptist Church at 911 Craven Street, Beaufort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
4. Tabernacle Baptist Church at 911 Craven Street, Beaufort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,977 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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