Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church

Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church (HM1Z4P)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 13.668', W 80° 42.044'

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The congregation of Queen Chapel can trace its roots to May 1865 when A.M.E. missionaries Rev. R.H. Cain, Rev. James H.A. Johnson and James A. Handy arrived on Hilton Head Island. They visited the Freedman's town of Mitchelville and preached a sermon before departing for Charleston. Missionaries like Cain, Johnson, and Handy represented the first official A.M.E. presence in S.C. since 1822.
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In 1865 Charleston born A.M.E. Bishop D.A. Payne returned to S.C. and brought with him a group of missionaries. When they arrived in Hilton Head they met with Rev. James Lynch, who had come to S.C. in 1863 to perform missionary work among the Freedmen. The A.M.E. denomination experienced rapid growth after the Civil War and Queen Chapel was among the early churches founded.
HM NumberHM1Z4P
Year Placed2015
Placed ByBeaufort County Historical Society and Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 528197 N 3565725
Decimal Degrees32.22780000, -80.70073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.668', W 80° 42.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 40.08" N, 80° 42' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90-118 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island SC 29926, US
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