Gillisonville Baptist Church

Gillisonville Baptist Church (HM2JI)

Location: Ridgeland, SC 29936 Jasper County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 36.448', W 80° 59.92'

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(Obverse):The Euhaw congregation constituted this ecclesiastical group 24 March 1832, naming it Coosawhatchie Baptist Church. The South Carolina Baptist Convention met at the church in December 1845 and unanimously voted to join the recently formed Southern Baptist Convention. In February 1865, General William Tecumseh Sherman's troops visited the church and etched "War of 18621 &62 & 63 & 64 Feb.

(Reverse): 7th 1865 this is done by a Yankee Soldier," on the communion silver. The congregation became Gillisonville Baptist Church 19 November 1885. The 1845 church building, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, is a local interpretation of Greek Revival style of architecture: notable features include the slave gallery and box pews.
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HM NumberHM2JI
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Marker Number27-23
Year Placed1984
Placed ByThe Congregation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:58pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 500125 N 3607772
Decimal Degrees32.60746667, -80.99866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 36.448', W 80° 59.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 36' 26.88" N, 80° 59' 55.20" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-648 US-278, Ridgeland SC 29936, US
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