Generostee A.R.P. Church

Generostee A.R.P. Church (HM7KR)

Location: Iva, SC 29655 Anderson County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 18.417', W 82° 42.7'

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This church, the first Associate Reformed Presbyterian congregation in what is now Anderson County, was organized about 1790 about 1 1/2 mi. SW of this site. Rev. Robert Irwin, its first regular minister, served from 1803 until his death in 1823. The first sanctuary on this site was a frame sanctuary which served the congregation until 1897.

The 1897 sanctuary burned in 1985 and was replaced by the present building, the fourth on this site and the fifth in church history, in 1986. Generostee was the mother church of three congregations: Midway, later called Concord, active 1796-1844; Grove, active 1877-1947; and Iva, founded in 1895. The cemetery here includes the graves of many early church families.
HM NumberHM7KR
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Anderson County Historical Association/Society series
Marker Number4-31
Year Placed2001
Placed ByAnderson County Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 342493 N 3797517
Decimal Degrees34.30695000, -82.71166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 18.417', W 82° 42.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 18' 25.02" N, 82° 42' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1820 Parker Bowie Rd, Iva SC 29655, US
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