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Emanuel AME Church

110 Calhoun Street
Constructed 1891

 
 
Emanuel AME Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
1. Emanuel AME Church Marker
Inscription. The oldest African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church in the south, Emanuel A.M.E. Church was organized as Hampstead Free African church in 1818 by Rev. Morris Brown. After seceding from the Methodist Church, Charlestonians organized three churches that were named collectively the "Bethal Circuit". Rev. Brown and other African-American ministers then sought to have the Hampstead Free African Church affiliated with Rev. Richard Allen's African Church movement in Philadelphia. In 1865 Bethel Circuit acquired the present site on Boundry Street (now Calhoun Street) and constructed a wooden church under the direction of its minister, Richard Harvey Cain. The church was renamed "Emanuel" meaning "God with us". Emanuel A.M.E. has the oldest African-American congregation south of Baltimore.
 
Erected 1999 by Moja Arts Festival City of Charleston.
 
Location. 32° 47.242′ N, 79° 55.977′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Calhoun Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Calhoun Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emanuel A.M.E. Church (here, next to this marker); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Emanuel AME Church Medallion, added 1970 - - #70000923 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 5, 2012
2. Emanuel AME Church Medallion, added 1970 - - #70000923
National Register of Historic Places:
Charleston Historic District
Emanuel AME Church
(here, next to this marker); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Wade Hampton Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14 George Street (about 700 feet away); Wragg Square (about 700 feet away); Calhoun (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Joseph Manigault House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Emanuel AME Church History. The history of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church reflects the development of religious institutions for African Americans in Charleston. (Submitted on January 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Emanuel AME Church Marker, far right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
3. Emanuel AME Church Marker, far right
Emanuel AME Church seen along Calhoun Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
4. Emanuel AME Church seen along Calhoun Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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