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Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hopewell Church

 
 
Hopewell Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
1. Hopewell Church Marker
Inscription.
This Baptist church, which was first located about 1.5 miles northwest, was constituted in 1803. The congregation moved to the present 4.4 acre site after it was surveyed December 14, 1822. Two houses of worship were built here before 1891, when a third was erected. It was replaced by the present 1949 structure.
 
Erected 1975 by Hopewell Baptist Church Congregation. (Marker Number 4-13.)
 
Location. 34° 35.492′ N, 82° 36.617′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on Hopewell Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located near the cemetery entrance on the church grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3530 Hopewell Rd, Anderson SC 29621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Hopewell Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); "Lord, We Are Grateful" (approx. 3.4 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 4 miles away); Lebanon Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Anderson, S.C. (approx. 4.9 miles away); World War I and II Veterans
Hopewell Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
2. Hopewell Church Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Korean War / Viet Nam Veterans (approx. 4.9 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); M42A1 "Duster" (was approx. 5 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Weather Reporting Station (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker dedicated to Big Creek Baptist Church, the mother church of Hopewell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Baptist Church. A church that is developing daily, Hopewell Baptist Church was establised in 1803. (Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Historical Information on the Old Hopewell Cemetery and Church. (Submitted on November 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Christopher Columbus King, Sr. - A Member of Hopewell Baptist Church
Christopher Columbus King, Sr., was the oldest of the seven children of Thomas and Eliza Jane (Fant) King, and a descendant of Robert King,
Hopewell Baptist Church (1949) -<br>North (Front) Facade and Portico image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
3. Hopewell Baptist Church (1949) -
North (Front) Facade and Portico
one of Anderson's original settlers. Born on November 13, 1847, King served in the final year of the Civil War. During the war, he began to suffer from chronic dysentery, an illness which plagued him for the rest of his life.

After his father's death in 1871, King ran the family farm with his mother. He married Margaret Ellen Jolly in 1874 and established his own farm. Jane King passed away in 1888. His success as a farmer was widely known. He served as treasurer of Hopewell Baptist Church, a deacon, and a magistrate.
    — Submitted January 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Directions to Old Hopewell Cemetery
1) From the church, travel east alone Hopewell Road toward SC Highway 81.
2) Cross over 81 onto Concord Road. Turn right onto Shackelburg Road (SC Highway 276).
3) Turn right onto Hidden Falls Drive.
4) Look to left for a large barn within some woods, park car and walk right towards the woods. Barn being on opposite side of the graveyard.
5) Enter the woods with caution, as a low-lying bob wire will greet you.
    — Submitted January 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Hopewell Baptist Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
4. Hopewell Baptist Church Sign
Hopewell Baptist Church (1949) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
5. Hopewell Baptist Church (1949)
Hopewell Baptist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
6. Hopewell Baptist Church Cornerstone
Hopewell
Baptist
Church

Organized 1803
Rebuilt 1949
Rev. W.P. Hall Jr., Pastor
Bldg. Comm.
J.L. Duckworth
J.W. Duckworth
E.C. Wilson
Hopewell Church Windows -<br>East Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
7. Hopewell Church Windows -
East Side
Hopewell Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
8. Hopewell Church and Cemetery
Apparently, the Duckworth family was important in the history of this church. There are dozens of Duckworth markers in the cemetery.
Hopewell Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
9. Hopewell Church Cemetery
Note - This is not the cemetery referenced in the nearby marker entitled "Old Hopewell Cemetery."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,793 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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