Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thompson Centennial United ME Church -- 1867
This was the second Negro church founded in Anderson. It was organized at a meeting of approximately 15 persons at the home of the Rev. Henry A. Mikell, who served as the first pastor. A lot was purchased from Bale Clayton for $100 and a small frame church, built of lumber from logs donated by Mrs. Joseph N. (Elizabeth) Whitner, was erected at the site. The original building was replaced by the present brick structure in 1911. The first pastor called after erection of the brick edifice was the Rev. J.R. Rosemond. During the 100 years of its existence Thompson Centennial United Methodist Episcopal Church had been served by 30 pastors. It is named for a white friend who was a generous contributor to the church.
Location. 34° 30.067′ N, 82° 39.083′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on West Market Street near South Murray Avenue (South Carolina Highway 81), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of the building, to the left of the main door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 West Market Street, Anderson SC 29622, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking Sullivan Hardware Co. -- 1875 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank of Anderson Building - ca. 1891 (about 700 feet away); In Commemoration of Black Pioneers (about 800 feet away); Anderson County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (about 800 feet away); Anderson County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Four Way Test (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson County Court House -- 1898 (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Church Whitner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson: "The Electric City" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First African American High School in Anderson County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
Regarding Thompson Centennial United ME Church -- 1867. On September 10, 2007, the Anderson City Council voted to allow the Thompson Centennial United Methodist Church property to be included in the Downtown Historic District. making it eligible for grants and funding.
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