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Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, June 12, 2017
1. Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
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The congregation of Queen Chapel can trace its roots to May 1865 when A.M.E. missionaries Rev. R.H. Cain, Rev. James H.A. Johnson and James A. Handy arrived on Hilton Head Island. They visited the Freedman’s town of Mitchelville and preached a sermon before departing for Charleston. Missionaries like Cain, Johnson, and Handy represented the first official A.M.E. presence in S.C. since 1822.
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In 1865 Charleston born A.M.E. Bishop D.A. Payne returned to S.C. and brought with him a group of missionaries. When they arrived in Hilton Head they met with Rev. James Lynch, who had come to S.C. in 1863 to perform missionary work among the Freedmen. The A.M.E. denomination experienced rapid growth after the Civil War and Queen Chapel was among the early churches founded.
 
Erected 2015 by Beaufort County Historical Society and Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church. (Marker Number 7-55.)
 
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By Brandon D Cross, June 12, 2017
2. Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
13.668′ N, 80° 42.044′ W. Marker is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Beach City Road 0.1 miles north of Hunter Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island SC 29926, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Methodist Episcopal Church Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker); First African Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named First African Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Story of Fort Howell (approx. half a mile away); The Troops that Built Fort Howell / Camp Baird (approx. half a mile away); General Howell / Captain Suter (approx. half a mile away); Forts of the Civil War Era (approx. half a mile away); Fort Howell - 1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hilton Head Island.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
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By Brandon D Cross, June 12, 2017
3. Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 12, 2017
4. Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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