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Bluffton United Methodist Church

 
 
Bluffton United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2011
1. Bluffton United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The Methodist Society, organized in Bluffton, built the first church and parsonage on Boundry Street in 1853. During the Civil War, two confederate soldiers saved the church from being burned. In 1875 the church sold the building to the AME Church. In 1890 the first church was built on this site. In 1940 the church was destroyed by a hurricane. By 1945, under the leadership of the Charles E. Ulmer family a new building was built. The educational building was constructed in 1962. The present sanctuary was built in 1974 and was a gift from the W.L. Mingledorff family, including the chancel window in memory of Mr. Walter Mingledorff. The church is now within Bluffton's National Register of Historic District.
 
Erected by Bluffton United Methodist Church.
 
Location. 32° 13.92′ N, 80° 51.779′ W. Marker is in Bluffton, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Calhoun Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Allen and Waters Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Calhoun Street, Bluffton SC 29910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of the Cross (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Present day Bluffton United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2011
2. Present day Bluffton United Methodist Church and Marker
line); Michael C. Riley Schools (approx. 0.6 miles away); Palmetto Bluff (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Palmetto Bluff (approx. 2 miles away); Pinckney Island (approx. 4.6 miles away); Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. Luke's Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Barrel Landing Schoolhouse (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluffton.
 
Regarding Bluffton United Methodist Church. National Register of Historic Places:
Bluffton Historic District (added 1996 - District - #96000686) Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Queen Anne
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Landscape, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Department
Bluffton United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2011
3. Bluffton United Methodist Church
Store, Manufacturing Facility, Natural Feature, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Landscape, Religion
Current Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility, Natural Feature, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
 
Also see . . .  Bluffton United Methodist Church. Brief History - During the Civil War, a landing party from a Federal gunboat set fire to the church and parsonage. The parsonage was destroyed, but the church was saved by two Confederate soldiers. (Submitted on January 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Bluffton United Methodist Church snow covered the church grounds image. Click for full size.
By Bluffton United Methodist Church, 1978
4. Bluffton United Methodist Church snow covered the church grounds
A very rare occurance for this area
Bluffton United Methodist Church , an October Craft Sales image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 23, 2010
5. Bluffton United Methodist Church , an October Craft Sales
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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