9-9 Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake
N 33° 41.658 W 080° 39.007
17S E 532426 N 3728316
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is located in Calhoun County about 3 miles east of Fort Motte, SC on SC 417. I found this while cycling through the area.
Waymark Code: WMPYRX
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
Views: 4

The first church built by African Americans at Fort Motte grew out of services held by slaves at nearby Bellville, Goshen, Lang Syne, and Oakland plantations. It was formally organized in 1867 by Caleb Bartley, Israel Cheeseborough, Cudjo Cunningham, Anderson Keitt, William McCrae, John Spann, and Harry Stuart.

Rev. S.A. Evans, the first minister, was succeeded by Rev. Henry Duncan, who served until his death in 1905. The sanctuary, built in 1869 on land donated by Augustus T. and Louisa McCord Smythe, was remodeled in the 1970s and the 1990s. Mount Pleasant School educated students here from the 1870s into the 1920s.

Erected by the Congregation and the United Family Reunion, 2002
Marker Name: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 9-9

County: Calhoun

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