St Paul Church/ Oak Grove
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N 34° 05.807 W 081° 09.614
17S E 485219 N 3772898
Historical marker in Irmo, SC.
Waymark Code: WM16H3N
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 08/01/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member BIO-HAZRD
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St. Paul Church
One of the first black churches after the Civil War, St Paul AME began as Oak Grove Methodist Episcopal Church. local tradition says that the small congregation worshipped in the 1850s in the “Bush Harbor” later in the 1880s building a church on present Kennerly Rd. In the 1930s this was moved to its present site 3/10 mi. N.

Oak Grove
By 1870 a substantial black settlement had developed in this area of the Dutch Fork Township known as Oak Grove. Prominent in its history have been the families of Octavius Bookman, Miles Bowman, Henry Corley, Moses Geiger, and John Richardson. A number of their descendants still live in the area.

Erected in 1985 by The Irmo-St. Andrews Women's Society.
Marker Name: St Paul Church / Oak Grove

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 40-95

County: Lexington

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