Spann Methodist Church / Captain Clinton Ward

Spann Methodist Church / Captain Clinton Ward (HMIRZ)

Location: Ward, SC 29166 Saluda County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 51.433', W 81° 43.678'

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Spann Methodist Church
This church was founded ca. 1805 at the plantation of John Spann, Jr., about 1 mi. N. Bishop Francis Asbury preached there in 1807 and 1811. The first church on this site was built and the cemetery was established ca. 1840. The present Greek Revival sanctuary, built in 1873, is almost unchanged. The church and cemetery were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Captain Clinton Ward
Clinton Ward (1828-1905), a member of this church, was a prominent landowner and a state representative 1880-83. The Charlotte, Columbia, & Augusta RR ran its tracks through Ward's property about 1870. He laid out and planned the town first named Ward's Depot, then Clintonward, then Wards, and finally Ward. Clinton Ward, his wife Martha, and their daughter Josephine are buried here.
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Marker Number41-9
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Ridge Heritage Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 432660 N 3746562
Decimal Degrees33.85721667, -81.72796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 51.433', W 81° 43.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 51' 25.98" N, 81° 43' 40.68" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-431 Church St, Ward SC 29166, US
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