Speedwell Methodist Church

Speedwell Methodist Church (HMPA3)

Location: Martin, SC 29836 Allendale County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 5.03', W 81° 32.5'

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(Front text)
This church, founded in 1885, was named Speedwell for a stagecoach stop and the first post office in the vicinity, now Millett. In 1884-85 Ogreta Brabham Dunbar and Savannah Barker Bates raised funds for a new congregation, in what was then Barnwell County. In 1885 Mary Dunbar Lafitte and her husband John H. Lafitte donated a five-acre tract here for the church.
(Reverse text)
The first church on this site, built about 1885, was replaced by the present church, begun in 1922 during the pastorate of Rev. W.R. Jones. It remained unfinished during the Depression but was dedicated in 1941 during the pastorate of Rev. J.A. Graham. Attendance declined in the 1960s, and regular services ended by 1970. Homecomings are still occasionally held here.
HM NumberHMPA3
Marker Number3-13
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Friends of Speedwell Methodist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 449447 N 3660711
Decimal Degrees33.08383333, -81.54166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 5.03', W 81° 32.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 5' 1.80" N, 81° 32' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114-122 S-3-369, Martin SC 29836, US
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