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Near Latta in Marion County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ebenezer Church

 
 
Ebenezer Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2010
1. Ebenezer Church Marker
Inscription.
According to local tradition, three Methodist meeting houses of the area united c. 1835 to form Ebenezer. An early church building burned in 1855 and was replaced in 1856 by this present building which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. William Haselden Ellerbe, governor of S.C. from 1877-1899, was once a member of Ebenezer.
 
Erected 1982 by Ebenezer Memorial and Historical Association. (Marker Number 34-11.)
 
Location. 34° 17.167′ N, 79° 24.65′ W. Marker is near Latta, South Carolina, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Ebenezer Road (State Highway 34-197) and Dudley Road (State Highway 34-22) on Old Ebenezer Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Latta SC 29565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moody Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bowling Green (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Edwards House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dillon County Museum (approx. 3.9 miles away); Latta's Railroad Story (approx. 3.9 miles away); Robert Earl Atkinson, Sr.
Ebenezer Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2010
2. Ebenezer Church Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Post Office and General Store (approx. 3.9 miles away); Vidalia Academy (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Latta Library (approx. 3.9 miles away); Latta Library: A Carnegie Library (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latta.
 
Regarding Ebenezer Church. Old Ebenezer Road was the old stage road from Fayetteville, North Carolina to the port of Georgetown, South Carolina.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Prepared by Caroline Dixon in 1972. “Marion County was among the southern regions included in Bishop Francis Asbury’s circuit rides, and one of his journal entries contains a reference to a meeting held on the Old Stage Road past the Buck Swamp Bridge, the immediate vicinity of the present-day church. Although Ebenezer Church was not actually in existence at this time, members accept Asbury’s journal entry of March 15, 1787, as referring to the origins of their church.” (Submitted on February 24, 2010.) 

2. William Haselden Ellerbe. William Haselden Ellerbe (April 7, 1862 – June 2, 1899) was the
Ebenezer Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2010
3. Ebenezer Church
Tablet over center window reads, "Old Ebenezer. Built 1856. Organized 1786."
86th Governor of South Carolina from 1897 to 1899. (Submitted on April 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
100 Club - Old Ebenezer Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2010
4. 100 Club - Old Ebenezer Church
This tablet is between the two sets of steps shown in Photograph No. 3."Following are the names of persons who contributed to restoration of Old Ebenzer Church. Since 1971, this shrine is a memorial for God's help to descendants of all the families of this area during the past 190 years. Dated 13 June 1976." Click on image to zoom in to read list of names.
William Haselden Ellerbe<br>1862–1899 image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
5. William Haselden Ellerbe
1862–1899
Comptroller of S.C. 1890-1894
Governor of S.C. 1897-1899
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5. submitted on April 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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