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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston

Organized 1731 / Incorporated 1784

 

—This building dedicated 1814 —

 
The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
1. The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston Marker
Inscription. Originally founded by twelve Scottish families, it was familiarly known in its early history as the Scots' Kirk.

The present church replaced an earlier one, which had been enlarged once before the American Revolution and twice afterwards.

This building was damaged severely by the earthquake of 1886 and to a lesser extent by the tornado of 1938.
 
Erected 1940.
 
Location. 32° 46.464′ N, 79° 55.854′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Meeting Street and Tradd Street, on the right when traveling south on Meeting Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Harvey House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of Colleton Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Timothy Ford's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Branford-Horry House (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Robert Pringle House (within shouting distance of this marker);
The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston Top step etched "Organized A.D. 1731" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1010
2. The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston Top step etched "Organized A.D. 1731"
Nathaniel Russell House (within shouting distance of this marker); 58 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 72-74 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of First Scots Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC. These photos are part of a modern photographic project of historic churches. (Submitted on January 2, 2011, by Steven Hyatt of Charleston, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
3. The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston
Marker is visibale mounted on the fence to the right of the entrance gate.
The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
4. The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston
The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
5. The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston
The First (Scots) Presbyterian Church/ Confederate Stone image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 9, 2011
6. The First (Scots) Presbyterian Church/ Confederate Stone
Located on front-left of church, Confederate Inscription Stone below.
The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress), circa 1940
7. The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston
Survey number HABS SC-80
Interior of the First Scots Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress), circa 1940
8. Interior of the First Scots Presbyterian Church
Survey number HABS SC-80
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   7, 8. submitted on January 1, 2011. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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