Gillisonville in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gillisonville Baptist Church
(Reverse): 7th 1865 this is done by a Yankee Soldier," on the communion silver. The congregation became Gillisonville Baptist Church 19 November 1885. The 1845 church building, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, is a local interpretation of Greek Revival style of architecture: notable features include the slave gallery and box pews.
Erected 1984 by The Congregation. (Marker Number 27-23.)
Location. 32° 36.448′ N, 80° 59.92′ W. Marker is in Gillisonville, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker is on U.S. 278 ¼ mile north of South Carolina Highway 462, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeland SC 29936, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Gillisonville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of Coosawhatchie (approx. 4.4 miles away); Grays Consolidated High School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Oak Grove Baptist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Pine Level Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); General Robert E. Lee (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Battle of Pocotaligo (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. National Register Properties in South Carolina entry for Gillisonville Baptist Church. (Submitted on January 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form for Gillisonville Baptist Church. (Submitted on January 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Gillisonville Baptist Church
The church and a dwelling are the remains of the old town of Gillisonville (one-time seat of the old Beaufort District), which was burned by Sherman’s Army in 1865.
The church was constituted in 1832 as the summer home of Coosawatchie Baptist Church so it might escape the insects and “fever” of the hot summer months. It was built in 1838 and named Gillisonville Baptist Church in 1885. The Greek Revival style church is sheathed in white clapboard with brick foundation
— Submitted January 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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