Great Swamp Baptist Church

Great Swamp Baptist Church (HM3SW)

Location: Ridgeland, SC 29936 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 29.672', W 81° 1.221'

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This church, organized October 12, 1845, was the result of a clash in doctrines at nearby Sardis Baptist Church. Some in the congregation favored the primitive Baptist movement, but others, including Rev. John N. Youmans, favored a ministry based on missions. Seventeen members then left Sardis to form a new, more missionary church, with Rev. Youmans as their minister.

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A brush arbor served as the first meeting place until a small one room frame sanctuary was built. A larger sanctuary was completed in 1909, and Sunday school rooms were added in 1925. Baptisms took place at "Old Dam" on the nearby stream until the 1950s. Great Swam Baptist Church called its first full-time minister in 1956. Church membership in 1998 exceeds 600.
HM NumberHM3SW
Marker Number27-13
Year Placed1998
Placed ByMembers of the Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 498088 N 3595253
Decimal Degrees32.49453333, -81.02035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 29.672', W 81° 1.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 29' 40.32" N, 81° 1' 13.26" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 State Rd S-27-39, Ridgeland SC 29936, US
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