First African Baptist Church

First African Baptist Church (HM1Z3V)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Beaufort County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 13.436', W 80° 42.401'

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This church, organized in 1862, was first located in the town of Mitchelville, a freedman's village established on Hilton Head by the United States Army. Rev. Abraham Murchinson, its first pastor, was a former slave. The congregation numbered about 120 members when it was organized in August 1862.
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The church moved to the Chaplin community after the Civil War and was renamed Goodwill Baptist Church.It moved to this site by 1898 and was renamed Cross Roads Baptist Church before retaking its original name; it is the mother church of five Beaufort County churches. The present building was built in 1966.
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Congregation
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Date Added Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 527637 N 3565295
Decimal Degrees32.22393333, -80.70668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.436', W 80° 42.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 26.16" N, 80° 42' 24.06" W
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Area Code(s)843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 66 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island SC 29926, US
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