Wesley Methodist Church

Wesley Methodist Church (HM2GKF)

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N 32° 26.118', W 80° 40.299'

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(side 1)This church, established in 1833, was the first Methodist church in Beaufort and was founded as a mission to slaves and free blacks here and on the neighboring Sea Islands. The congregation had both black and white members but many more black members in the antebellum era. This church, first built in the "meeting house" form common to the Methodist church, was dedicated by Bishop William Capers in 1849.
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In 1861, after the Federal occupation of Beaufort and the Sea Islands, this church hosted a school for freedmen and continued to serve its black members. After the Civil War, it was formally affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Northern Methodist church 1844-1939. Its first black minister was appointed in 1873, during Reconstruction. The church has flourished in the years since.
Sponsored by the Old Commons Neighborhood Association, 2014
Year Placed2014
Placed ByOld Commons Neighborhood Association
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Date Added Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530867 N 3588734
Decimal Degrees32.43530000, -80.67165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.118', W 80° 40.299'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 7.0799999999999" N, 80° 40' 17.94" W
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