Sampit Methodist Church

Sampit Methodist Church (HMB3Z)

Location: Georgetown, SC 29440 Georgetown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 21.861', W 79° 27.48'

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This church, formally organized in 1839, had its origins in a slave mission begun in 1786 on Gov. Thomas Boone's plantation, 3 miles SE. Rev. P. A. M. Williams became its first minister in 1840. The first Church, a frame building built the same year, stood 1.5 miles S. The present sanctuary was built on a 5-acre plot donated to the church in 1887 by Benjamin D. Bourne, a member and trustee.

The present sanctuary, built by the time the congregation acquired this site in 1887, was originally a frame church. It was extensively renovated in 1859-60 and completely covered in brick in 1975-76. Three members of the church later became ministers: Revs. C. D. Huggins, Jack D. Watts, and John Paul Watts, Sr. Sampit is also the mother church of Oak Grove Methodist Church, founded in 1890.
HM NumberHMB3Z
Historical PeriodColonial, 20th Century, 19th Century, 18th Century, 17th Century, 16th Century
Historical PlacePlantation, Church/House of Worship, Cemetery
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number22-56
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe congregation
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:19pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] SOP2510  [2] GOOGLE EARTH  
Locationbig map
Directions InformationUS 521N to Alternate US-17N
Location DescriptionTwo-lane blacktop road. Parking available in the church lot.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 643459 N 3692741
Decimal Degrees33.36435000, -79.45800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 21.861', W 79° 27.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 21' 51.6600" N, 79° 27' 28.8000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1292 Saints Delight Rd, Georgetown SC 29440, US
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My wife's great grandfather donated the land for the church and cemetery.

Jul 4, 2016 at 9:10am PDT by sop2510

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