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Grover in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Grover Methodist Church

 
 
Grover Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
1. Grover Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
This church was founded in the early 19th century as Murray's Church and served by ministers riding the Cypress Circuit. It was originally named for the Murray family, which also gave this town its first name of Murray's Crossroads. The first church here, damaged by a storm in 1878, was replaced by the present church, built of heart pine by Philip and Jim Liston in 1890~97.
(Reverse text)
Murray's Church was renamed Grover Methodist Church in 1905, after the Murray's Crossroads post office was renamed Grover. The church undertook several renovations in the 1960's, covering the 1897 frame church with brick veneer, remodeling an early 20th century school for its Sunday school building and later a fellowship hall, and moving the 1912 bell from the steeple to a bell tower.
 
Erected 2006 by The Generals Gordon- Capers Camp No. 123, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 18-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 33° 6.372′ N, 80° 35.635′ W. Marker is in Grover, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on U.S. 15 near Old Spell
Grover Methodist Church Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
2. Grover Methodist Church Marker, reverse side
Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located north of Wire Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1912 Highway 15, Grover SC 29447, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Koger-Murray-Carroll House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Appleby's Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. George Public High School/St. George Graded School (approx. 5.8 miles away); Badham House / Dorchester Lumber Company (approx. 6.2 miles away); Green Pond United Methodist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); St. Paul Camp Ground (approx. 9.4 miles away); Harleyville (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grover.
 
More about this marker. Grover is in Dorchester County, in the Charleston metro area.
 
Regarding Grover Methodist Church. Reference to "Cypress Circuit" found from other Methodist Churches in Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, and North Carolina
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Persons
 
Grover Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
3. Grover Methodist Church Marker
Grover Methodist Church as seen along US 15 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
4. Grover Methodist Church as seen along US 15
frame church with brick veneer
Grover Methodist Church bell tower as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
5. Grover Methodist Church bell tower as mentioned
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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