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Appleby's Methodist Church

 
 
Appleby's Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
1. Appleby's Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
This church was organized shortly after the Revolution and this site was deeded to seven trustees in 1787. One of them, Jacob Barr, was the first minister to serve here. Appleby’s Methodist Church was named for a prominent local family and the Greek Revival sanctuary here was most likely built between 1840 and 1850. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

(Reverse text)
The cemetery includes plots of the Appleby and other area families, and the graves of some slaves as well. Capt. Morgan T. Appleby’s company was organized here for Confederate service in the spring of 1862, using the churchyard as its muster ground. Later Company C of the 24th S.C. Infantry, it served in S.C., Miss., Tenn., Ga., and N.C. from 1862 to 1865.
 
Erected 2002 by the Generals Gordon-Capers Camp #123, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 18-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 33° 8.214′ N, 80° 39.102′ W. Marker is in Grover, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Wire Road (State Highway 18-19) near Cowtail Road (State Highway
Appleby's Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
2. Appleby's Methodist Church Marker
18-71), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grover SC 29447, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Koger-Murray-Carroll House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Green Pond United Methodist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grover Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Badham House / Dorchester Lumber Company (approx. 4.6 miles away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (approx. 5.5 miles away); St. George Public High School/St. George Graded School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Shady Grove Camp Ground (approx. 10.2 miles away); Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grover.
 
Regarding Appleby's Methodist Church. Appleby Church is presumably named for James Preston Appleby, who donated four acres of land for the church site. The building is an excellent example of the Greek Revival, meeting house style of church architecture. It is a one-story wooden structure built upon low brick piers. It was probably built ca. 1840-1850 and is virtually original. The front façade features two double doors, each having two panels. Three low brick steps lead to the entrance. The side facades each have four evenly spaced 9/9 windows; the rear façade is identical
Appleby's Methodist Church Marker, seen looking east along Wire Road (State Road 18-19) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
3. Appleby's Methodist Church Marker, seen looking east along Wire Road (State Road 18-19)
to the front, with the exception of having only one double door. The building is clapboard and the medium gable roof is presently covered with asphalt shingles. The cornice is boxed. On the church’s interior, two rows of pews, thought to be original, are divided by a central aisle. During the state’s Tricentennial celebration in 1970, signs were placed along the walls indicating that which is believed to have been the original seating arrangement in Appleby’s Methodist Church. The northern area was designated for “gentlemen,” the southern area for “ladies and courting couples,” and the northwest area was an “Amen Corner.” A late nineteenth-century cemetery is included in this nomination. Listed in the National Register February 14, 1978. (S.C. Dept. of Archives & History)
 
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Appleby's Methodist Church Front view (Southside) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
4. Appleby's Methodist Church Front view (Southside)
Appleby's Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
5. Appleby's Methodist Church
Listed in the National Register: Appleby's Methodist Church (added 1978 - Building - #78002505) • Also known as Appleby's Church • Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering • Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown • Architectural Style: Greek Revival • Area of Significance: Architecture • Period of Significance: 1825-1849 • Owner: Private • Historic Function: Religion • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure • Current Function: Religion • Current Sub-function: Religious Structure •
Appleby's Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
S.C. Dept of Archives & History, circa 1978
6. Appleby's Methodist Church
Appleby's Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
7. Appleby's Methodist Church
Appleby's Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
8. Appleby's Methodist Church Cemetery
David C Appleby
Born April 5, 1843
Died July 26, 1901
"There remaineth therefore
a rest to the people of God"
(Hebrews 4,v 9)
Appleby's Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
9. Appleby's Methodist Church Cemetery
Confederate Veteran J.J.S. Murray
Appleby's Methodist Church Cemetery, Confederate Veteran image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
10. Appleby's Methodist Church Cemetery, Confederate Veteran
Junius Tully Carr
Pvt Co D 2 SC Vols
Confederate States Army
May 9 1841   Jun 8 1921
Appleby's Methodist Church and Cemetery, east side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
11. Appleby's Methodist Church and Cemetery, east side
 
 
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