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Williamston in Martin County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church

 
 
Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2013
1. Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church Marker
This marker is affixed to the outside wall of the church and it is to the left of the door on the right.
Inscription. The Skewarkee Meeting House was formed in 1789 and assumed a 'mantel of authority' for smaller congregations between the Roanoke and Tar Rivers as well as the Kehukee Association. In 1839, on land donated by Brother Joseph D. Biggs, the present church was built. Cushing Biggs Hassell served as pastor for the 82 members. His son, Sylvester, succeeded him. Together they compiled “A History of the Church of God” in 1885, frequently cited work on Primitive Baptist history and doctrine.
 
Location. 35° 50.425′ N, 77° 3.871′ W. Marker is in Williamston, North Carolina, in Martin County. Marker is on Washington Street (U.S. 17) 0.1 miles south of West Boulevard (North Carolina Highway 125), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamston NC 27892, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skewarkey Church (a few steps from this marker); Asa Biggs House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Roanoke River (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Branch (approx. 8.5 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Branch (approx.
Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2013
2. Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church Marker
9.8 miles away); Eden House Root Cellar (approx. 12.5 miles away); Roanoke/Cashie River Center Grave Site (approx. 12.5 miles away); Wellington and Powell Railroad (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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