Mount Pleasant Baptist Church / Lowther's Hill Cemetery

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church / Lowther's Hill Cemetery (HMPIH)

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

N 34° 21.181', W 79° 44.469'

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Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, organized by 1785, first met in a nearby school. It built a sanctuary here in 1791; that year Cashaway Baptist Church merged with it. In 1818 the congregation moved about 2 mi. S to Mechanicsville, built a new sanctuary there, and was renamed Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

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Lowther's Hill Cemetery
This cemetery was established ca. 1789, after Mount Pleasant Baptist Church relocated here; burials continued until 1956. Prominent area leaders buried here include Maj. Robert Lide (1734-1802), an officer under Gen. Francis Marion; Capt. Thomas E. Hart (1796-1842), for whom Hartsville was named, and planter and state representative John Westfield Lide (1794-1858).
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HM NumberHMPIH
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Marker Number16-61
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Darlington County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 615772 N 3802016
Decimal Degrees34.35301667, -79.74115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.181', W 79° 44.469'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 10.86" N, 79° 44' 28.14" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2824 Cashua Ferry Rd, Darlington SC 29532, US
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