38-28 Shiloh A.M.E. Church - Elloree, SC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 33° 31.620 W 080° 34.670
17S E 539201 N 3709792
Located on SC 47 near Church Street, Elloree
Waymark Code: WM13KTP
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 01/02/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member BIO-HAZRD
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Side 1
This church, founded in 1886, was organized by Revs. D.A. Christie and C. Heyward with Sol Ellerbe and Galas Culay, Walter Montgomery, and Henry Tilley as stewards. Its first services were in a brush arbor, and its first sanctuary was built nearby in 1887. This sanctuary, a frame building later covered in brick veneer was built in 1892.

Side 2
Member Robert Lee Williams (1862-1949) was a community leader and progressive farmer. When he died at the age of 87 Elloree businesses closed in his memory and the New York Times called him "generally and sincerely mourned." The church also hosted numerous meetings during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s seeking to desegregate local schools and businesses.

Williams-Waymer-Carrion-Murray Family Reunion 2003
Marker Name: Shiloh A.M.E. Church

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 38 28

County: Orangeburg

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