First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church (HMPI0)

Location: Darlington, SC 29532 Darlington County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 18.002', W 79° 52.145'

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Side A
Established in 1831 as Darlington Baptist Church of Christ, with Rev. W.Q. Beattie as its first minister; joined the Welsh Neck Association in 1832. The first sanctuary, built in 1830 just before the church was formally organized, was replaced in 1859 by a second building. During the Civil War the church offered its bell to be melted down to cast cannon for the Confederacy.

Side B
This church, which has licensed or ordained 14 clergymen since 1831, was renamed First Baptist Church of Darlington in 1912; the present brick sanctuary was dedicated that December. The Hardin Building was built in 1924; the Jones Building in 1956, the Illy McFall Memorial Building in 1975, and the E.S. Howle Fellowship Hall in 1983. Additional renovations were completed in 1997.
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HM NumberHMPI0
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Marker Number16-38
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Congregation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 604071 N 3796002
Decimal Degrees34.30003333, -79.86908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 18.002', W 79° 52.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 18' 0.12" N, 79° 52' 8.70" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 212-214 S Main St, Darlington SC 29532, US
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