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Site of Union Church, 1783-1819

 
 
Site of Union Church, 1783-1819 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 13, 2008
1. Site of Union Church, 1783-1819 Marker
Inscription.
Side A

A "union" church, one founded as a Presbyterian congregation but also used by other denominations, stood here from ca. 1783 to ca. 1819. The church was founded ca. 1765 at Brown's Creek, 2 or 3 mi. NE. It met there in two successive log churches, but suspended services at times during the American Revolution. The congregation moved here and built a hewn-log church on this site not long after the war, probably ca. 1783.

Side B

The church, with entrances on the west and south, featured a high boxed pulpit and was used by Baptists, Quakers, and others. Both Union County, founded as a judicial district in 1785, and its county seat Unionville (now Union) were named for this "union" church. Several veterans of the American Revolution are buried here. The congregation moved to Unionville and built a church there ca. 1819.
 
Erected 2006 by Union County Council. (Marker Number 44-14.)
 
Location. 34° 43.254′ N, 81° 35.346′ W. Marker is in Union, South Carolina, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 49 and Paula Circle, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 49. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union SC 29379, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Site of Union Church, 1783-1819 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 13, 2008
2. Site of Union Church, 1783-1819 Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cemetery of Union Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis Dined in This House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Union County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Culp-Beaty Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Episcopal Church Of The Nativity (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sims High School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Presbyterian Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Union County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
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Site of Union Church, 1783-1819 Marker Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 15, 2012
3. Site of Union Church, 1783-1819 Marker Overview
This is a stop on a Union County historical tour image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 15, 2012
4. This is a stop on a Union County historical tour
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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