First Baptist Church / Village Cemetery

First Baptist Church / Village Cemetery (HM86Q)

Location: Edgefield, SC 29824 Edgefield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 47.45', W 81° 55.65'

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First Baptist Church
Founded in 1823 as Edgefield Baptist Church, with Basil Manly, Sr., Pastor, Matthew Mims, Clerk, and Arthur Simkins, Moderator, this church led in the establishment here in 1826 of Furman Academy and Theological Institution. William Bullein Johnson, pastor here 1830-52, served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention 1845-51; Robert G. Lee, a former pastor, served in 1948-51.

Village Cemetery
Burial place of
three S.C. Governors: F.W. Pickens, 1807-1869, J.C. Sheppard, 1850-1931, John G. Evans, 1863-1942 and the families of Gov. Pierce H. Butler and Gov. M.L. Bonham. Also buried here are Francis H. Wardlaw 1800-1861 Preston S. Brooks 1818-1857 Matthew C. Butler 1836-1909 John Lake, 1870-1949, missionary to China.
HM NumberHM86Q
Marker Number19-3
Year Placed1967
Placed ByFirst Baptist Church, Edgefield, SC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 414136 N 3739350
Decimal Degrees33.79083333, -81.92750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.45', W 81° 55.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 27.00" N, 81° 55' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-328 Church St, Edgefield SC 29824, US
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