Dissenter Meeting House and Cemetery

Dissenter Meeting House and Cemetery (HM116R)

Location: Andrews, SC 29510 Georgetown County
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N 33° 28.875', W 79° 26.904'

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This is the site of a "Dissenter" meeting house, built ca. 1726 by one of the first Baptist congregations in S.C. outside of Charleston. It was founded by Rev. Elisha Screven (d. 1754). The elder Screven had founded a Baptist congregation in Charleston as early as 1696.


Presbyterians and other "Dissenters" who did not belong to the Anglican church were also allowed to hold services here. Presbyterians soon outnumbered the rest. By 1742 they built a new church 7 mi. N and named it Black Mingo Presbyterian Church. The historic cemetery here has lost most of its gravestones.
HM NumberHM116R
Marker Number22-59
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe First Baptist Church of Georgetown
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 644158 N 3705717
Decimal Degrees33.48125000, -79.44840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.875', W 79° 26.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 52.50" N, 79° 26' 54.24" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23-61 Pump House Landing Rd, Andrews SC 29510, US
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