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Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.
[Lower marker]:
First Baptist Church
Founded 1878
Built 1899
B.P. Robertson, Pastor

[Upper marker]
Corner stone from second auditorium building which was demolished September 1949 to make way for the present building completed 1951.

[Dedication Plaque] (Located near the Limestone Street entrance):
First Baptist Church
Gaffney, South Carolina
Organized 1878
This building completed June 10, 1951
Frank E. Morris, Pastor
R.R. Markley - Architecture - Durham, N.C.
Crosland Construction Company - Builder
Columbia, S.C.

Building Committee
John M. Hamrick - Chmn., E.H. Jones
J.B. Hatcher, C.E. Hamrick
C.L. Chandler, Mrs. L.V. Gaffney
Waite C. Hamrick, Jr., Mrs. E.H. Dobson
V.H. Lipscomb, Mrs. L.A. Hamrick
A.J. Eastwood, Mrs. Eula H. Vassy
"Whosoever thou art that entereth this church,
be reverent; be attentive; be thoughtful;
and leave it not without prayer to God,
for thyself, for those who minister,
and for those who worship here."

 
Erected 1951 by First Baptist Church.
 
Location. 35° 4.372′ N, 81° 
First Baptist Church Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 3, 2009
2. First Baptist Church Dedication Plaque
38.912′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on E Floyd Baker Blvd, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 N Limestone St, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. James Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee County WW I Rememberence (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael Gaffney Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gaffney Cornerstone (about 400 feet away); Cherokee County Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Gaffney (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Gaffney (about 800 feet away); Michael Gaffney (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Also see . . .  Gaffney First Baptist Church. Official website of Gaffney First Baptist Church. (Submitted on October 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Baptist Church Chapel,cornerstone, and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. First Baptist Church Chapel,cornerstone, and marker.
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church with Carnegie Library and Col. James Williams Markers and Veteran's Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. First Baptist Church with Carnegie Library and Col. James Williams Markers and Veteran's Monument
First Baptist Church - Limestone Street Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 3, 2009
6. First Baptist Church - Limestone Street Entrance
First Baptist Church Steeple image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 3, 2009
7. First Baptist Church Steeple
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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