Near Great Falls in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Camp Creek Methodist Church
This church, organized in 1798 by Bishop Francis Asbury, held its first services in a log meeting house. On July 10, 1798, Middleton McDonald donated the meeting house and ten acres to church trustees Gideon Glaze, John Graham, George Hicklin, Thomas Howze, and William Marlowe.
Rev. William Capers was one of the first and most renowned ministers of Camp Creek. In 1809 he was assigned to the Wateree Circuit, including this and 23 other churches. This sanctuary, the third here, was built of hand-hewn timbers about 1834-35. It was moved about 140 feet closer to the road and renovated in 1952.
Erected 2000 by The Congregation. (Marker Number 29-21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
Location. 34° 37.152′ N, 80° 51.24′ W. Marker is near Great Falls, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Great Falls Highway (State Highway 200) 0.2 miles north of Green Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4721 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster SC 29720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker Battle of Fishing Creek (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battle Of Beckhamville (approx. 4.2 miles away); Alexander's Old Fields (approx. 4.2 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 4.6 miles away); Home Site of Justice John Gaston (approx. 7½ miles away); Birthplace of James Marion Sims, M.D. (approx. 8 miles away); Lancasterville Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lancaster & Chester Railway (approx. 8.2 miles away); Franklin Academy / Oldest Continuous Public School Site in Lancaster County (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Jail / Robert Mills (approx. 8.3 miles away).
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