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

Kingston Church

 
 
Kingston Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
1. Kingston Church Marker
Inscription. A Presbyterian congregation existed here in the village of Kingston by 1756. Its meetinghouse was on this site but by 1795 the congregation had apparently disbanded. In 1855 a proposal to reestablish a Presbyterian church in the town was favorably received, and in 1857 an “Association” for that purpose was formed. In 1858 the present house of worship was erected and Kingston Church was officially organized.
 
Erected 1986 by the congregation. (Marker Number 26-7.)
 
Location. 33° 50.151′ N, 79° 2.69′ W. Marker is in Conway, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingston Street and 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Kingston Street. Touch for map. It is at the foot of 3rd Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Conway SC 29526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingston-Conway / Robert Conway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic Brick for this Park (about 600 feet away); The Wade Hampton Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles
Kingston Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
2. Kingston Church and Marker
away); Peter Horry / Horry County (approx. ¼ mile away); Centennial Time Capsule (approx. 0.3 miles away); Conway High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Benjamin Grier Collins (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conway.
 
Regarding Kingston Church. The church grounds and cemetery are on the banks of the Waccamaw River. The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains several examples of Victorian gravestone art.
 
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The Marker at the Church Offices image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
3. The Marker at the Church Offices
The photographer is standing on the sidewalk in front of the church. The Waccamaw River runs behind the offices, down a steep bank.
The Kingston Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
4. The Kingston Church Cemetery
The cemetery is between the church to the left and the river to the right.
In Loving Remembrance of Margaret D. Graham image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
5. In Loving Remembrance of Margaret D. Graham
Born Oct. 11, 1825, Died Jan. 24, 1891, Aged 65 yrs. 3 mos., and 13 days. ——— Dearest Mother thou hast left us, / And thy loss we deeply feel, / But ’tis God that has bereft us, / He can all our sorrow heal. / Yet again we hope to meet thee, / When the day of life is fled, / Then in heaven with joy to greet the, / Where no farewell tear is shed.
Miss Mary Eaddy image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
6. Miss Mary Eaddy
This is one of the closest gravestones to the Waccamaw River, which can be seen through the trees. The tree-shaded cemetery and church grounds are at the edge of the business district on a tall bluff overlooking the river. This gravestone reads In Memory of Miss Mary Eaddy, born April 3rd, 1818 in Williamsburg District, S.C., died August 27th, 1859 at this place. For the last 24 Years of her life she was an example of Piety she praised Jesus while Dying. “And bye Mary, thou hast found favour with God.”
A Child’s Grave image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 6, 2007
7. A Child’s Grave
There are a number of children’s graves topped with sculptures of a child or children sleeping in aglass case. The marble top of this case reads The eldest and youngest of Thomas W. & Mary B. Beatty.
Kingston Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 16, 2009
8. Kingston Church Marker
Kingston Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 16, 2009
9. Kingston Church Marker
Kingston Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 16, 2009
10. Kingston Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 22, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   8, 9, 10. submitted on October 21, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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