Shiloh A.M.E. Church

Shiloh A.M.E. Church (HMGHR)

Location: Elloree, SC 29047 Orangeburg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 31.622', W 80° 34.671'

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(Marker Front)
This church, founded in 1886, was organized by Revs. D.A. Christie andC. Heyward with Sol Ellerbe andGalas Culay, Walter Montgomery, andHenry Tilley as stewards. Its firstservices were in a brush arbor, and its first sanctuary was built nearby in1887. This sanctuary, a frame buildinglater covered in brick veneer was built in 1892.

(Marker Reverse)
Member Robert Lee Williams (1862-1949)was a community leader and progressivefarmer. When he died at the age of 87Elloree businesses closed in his memoryand the New York Times called him"generally and sincerely mourned." Thechurch also hosted numerous meetings during the Civil Rights Movement of the1950s and 60s seeking to desegregatelocal schools and businesses.
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HM NumberHMGHR
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Marker Number38-28
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWilliams-Waymer-Carrion-Murray Family Reunion
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 539199 N 3709796
Decimal Degrees33.52703333, -80.57785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 31.622', W 80° 34.671'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 31' 37.32" N, 80° 34' 40.26" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 231 W Cleveland St, Elloree SC 29047, US
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