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Easley in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Paul Methodist Church

 
 
St. Paul Methodist Church Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
1. St. Paul Methodist Church Marker - Front
Inscription.
[Front]:
This church, founded in 1803, held its first services in the home of John Wilson and was first known as Wilson's Chapel. That year the congregation bought two acres here from George Head; the first church on this site was built in 1810. St. Paul's early ministers were circuit riders, as it was part of the Saluda District until it joined the Pendleton District in 1871.

[Reverse]:
The second church, a frame cruciform building, was built here in 1897; it served St. Paul's until it was torn down in 1982. The present brick sanctuary, built in 1984, includes several architectural elements from the 1897 church. The cemetery, with graves as early as 1842, includes the plots of many early families as well as graves of veterans of seven American wars and conflicts.
 
Erected 2008 by St. Paul United Methodist Church Congregation and Friends. (Marker Number 4-35.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 46.717′ N, 82° 32.333′ W. Marker was in Easley, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker was at the intersection of Brushy Creek Road and Colonel Johnson Road, on the right when traveling west on Brushy Creek Road. Touch for map.
St. Paul Methodist Church Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
2. St. Paul Methodist Church Marker - Reverse
Marker was at or near this postal address: 2513 Brushy Creek Road, Easley SC 29642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Pickens Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Pickensville (approx. 4.3 miles away); Colonel Robert Elliott Holcombe (approx. 5.1 miles away); Julien D. Wyatt (approx. 5.1 miles away); Easley Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Captain Kimberly Hampton (approx. 5.2 miles away); Easley, South Carolina (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bowen's Mill (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easley.
 
Also see . . .  St Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery Index. Cemetery index completed August 2006. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. St. Paul United Methodist
Greenville News and Piedmont
May 13, 1978.

March 23, 1803, a hand-written deed to the land on Saint Paul Road (in Anderson County) was given to the people to start Saint Paul Methodist Church. This church was started with less than 50 members. A two-room school Saint Paul School was started in 1901, adjacent to the church. The building was later sold.
Current St. Paul United Methodist Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
3. Current St. Paul United Methodist Church Sign

Just behind the church is a small one-room white-framed structure which was built in 1939. This building was believed to be the social hall. This building is a descendant of another building, but we have no records on what happened to it. There is only one original piece of furniture left. It is a tailor-made bench originally made for the sanctuary.
    — Submitted January 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Previous St. Paul United Methodist Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 14, 2003
4. Previous St. Paul United Methodist Church Sign
St. Paul United Methodist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 14, 2003
5. St. Paul United Methodist Church Cornerstone
St. Paul Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, September 8, 2011
6. St. Paul Methodist Church Marker
Post with marker missing
St. Paul United Methodist Church -<br>Southeast View image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
7. St. Paul United Methodist Church -
Southeast View
St. Paul United Methodist Church -<br>South View image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
8. St. Paul United Methodist Church -
South View
St. Paul United Methodist Church -<br>Southwest View image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2008
9. St. Paul United Methodist Church -
Southwest View
St. Paul United Methodist Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 14, 2003
10. St. Paul United Methodist Church and Cemetery
Hugh A. Ellison Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 14, 2003
11. Hugh A. Ellison Tombstone
Hugh Amazia Ellison (1829-1905) was a Confederate veteran. Since both he and his wife died before their slave, it was probably Ellison's wish that Uncle Harrison be buried next to them.
Uncle Harrison Ellison Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 14, 2003
12. Uncle Harrison Ellison Tombstone
Uncle Harrison
Ellison
Faithful Slave of
Hugh A. Ellison
Died 1911
Age 99 Years
Mausoleum in the St. Paul Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 14, 2003
13. Mausoleum in the St. Paul Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,496 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on September 12, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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