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Mount Olive Baptist Church

 
 
Mount Olive Baptist Church Marker, Side One image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Mount Olive Baptist Church Marker, Side One
Inscription. This church was founded in 1866 by Rev. James Smalls, its pastor for many years. The congregation, which built its sanctuary here on land owned by the Gospel Harp Society, grew to more than one hundred members by 1903. In 1914 trustees S.B. Belin, Neptune Boyd, Seward Dunmore, Joseph Gibson, I.J. McCottrie, W.M. Salters and Samuel White, Jr., purchased this property from the trustees of the Gospel Harp Society.

The first church here, a frame building, was replaced by this brick sanctuary in 1920. Built during the pastorate of Rev. A.E. Tindal, it features elaborate stained glass windows. Mt. Olive was also one of several Georgetown churches hosting graduation exercises for Howard High School in the 1940s.
 
Erected 2001 by the Georgetown Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. (Marker Number 22-55.)
 
Location. 33° 22.339′ N, 79° 17.034′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Duke Street and Wood Street, on the right when traveling east on Duke Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howard School ( about 400 feet away, measured in
Mount Olive Baptist Church Marker, Side Two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Mount Olive Baptist Church Marker, Side Two
a direct line); Bethesda Baptist Church ( about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church ( about 800 feet away); Winyah Schools ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Methodists ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Rainey-Camlin House ( approx. mile away); Joseph Hayne Rainey ( approx. mile away); Bethel Church ( approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Mount Olive Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Mount Olive Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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