Ridgeland in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ridgeland Baptist Church
This church was organized February 28,1892, by Revs. W.H.Dowling and J.T. Morrison with nine charter members. It was admitted to the Savannah River Baptist Association with Rev.Dowling as its first minister. The congregation held services in the Masonic hall until 1894, when it built its first sanctuary, a frame building, on Main St. in Ridgeland.
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Ridgeland Baptist Church, originally on Main St. in Ridgeland, moved to a brick sanctuary on the corner of Third Ave. and U.S. Hwy. 17 in 1925. A third sanctuary, built there in 1950, was enlarged and remodeled in 1963 and 1992. The church and all buildings except fellowship hall burned in 1995. The congregation then moved to this site, dedicating this new sanctuary in 1998.
Erected 2001 by The Congregation. (Marker Number 27-17.)
Location. 32° 29.651′ N, 80° 59.24′ W. Marker is in Ridgeland, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of Grays Highway (U.S. 278) and County Route 27-362, on the right when traveling west on Grays Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1448 Grays Highway, Ridgeland SC 29936, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At Jasper County / Jasper County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Paul's Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ridgeland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gopher Tortoise Square (approx. 0.9 miles away); Great Swamp Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Church of the Holy Trinity (approx. 2.1 miles away); Grahamville (approx. 2.1 miles away); Euhaw Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgeland.
Also see . . . Ridgeland Baptist Church. A short history of the church. The 1995 fire is believed to have been started by a gas leak. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,628 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on April 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on April 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.