Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Blythewood in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Little Zion Baptist Church

 
 
Little Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, circa September 2018
1. Little Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The congregation at Little Zion dates to c. 1832, when enslaved individuals worshipped in white-controlled churches. After emancipation, these former slaves founded independent congregations like this one. A group led by Doctor Entzminger purchased the land where the church now stands c. 1886. In earlier years services were held under a brush arbor.

(Continued on other side)

Later, a frame sanctuary was built. In the past 130 years, Little Zion has had only five pastors. The longest pastorate was Rev. Abraham Chandler, who served for fifty years from 1887-1937. Under the leadership of Pastor Eddie W. Davis, the newest edifice was built in 1995 and added land was purchased. In 2016, a part of Winnsboro Hwy. was named for him in honor of all his accomplishments and service as pastor since 1983.
 
Erected 2017 by Little Zion Baptist Church. (Marker Number 40-201.)
 
Location. 34° 10.298′ N, 81° 2.506′ W. Marker is in Blythewood, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Winnsboro Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8229 Winnsboro Road, Blythewood SC 29016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured

Little Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, circa September 2018
2. Little Zion Baptist Church Marker
as the crow flies. Fairfield Institute / Kelly Miller (approx. 3.7 miles away); St. Paul Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sandy Level Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); George P. Hoffman House (approx. 5 miles away); Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 1 (approx. 5 miles away); Killian Road Baptist Church Cemetery Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Skirmish at Killian's Mill (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blythewood.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Little Zion Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, circa September 2018
3. Little Zion Baptist Church
Little Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, circa September 2018
4. Little Zion Baptist Church Marker
Little Zion Baptist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, circa September 2018
5. Little Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
Little Zion Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, circa September 2018
6. Little Zion Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 28, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement