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Conway in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Methodist Church

 
 
First Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
1. First Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury’s many visits to Kingston (Conway) between 1785 and 1815 preceded the organization of a Methodist congregation here. Land was obtained in 1842 and the first church building was constructed here in 1844. Still standing are the 1898 gothic-style and the 1910 mission-style buildings, The church was renamed First Methodist in 1958 and the current Georgian sanctuary was completed in 1961.
 
Erected 1985 by the congregation. (Marker Number 26-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.244′ N, 79° 2.861′ W. Marker is in Conway, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Main Street (Business U.S. 701), on the left when traveling west on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conway SC 29526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wade Hampton Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Brick for this Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kingston-Conway / Robert Conway
Two of the Buildings and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
2. Two of the Buildings and the Marker
The 1898 building (the Hut Bible Class Chapel) and the mission-style building can be seen in this photograph.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Kingston Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peter Horry / Horry County (approx. ¼ mile away); Centennial Time Capsule (approx. 0.3 miles away); Conway High School (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Grier Collins (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conway.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
The Historic Hut Bible Class Chapel image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
3. The Historic Hut Bible Class Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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