High Hills Baptist Church

High Hills Baptist Church (HMI11)

Location: Dalzell, SC 29040 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 59.144', W 80° 32.037'

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(Front text)
Organized by Rev. Joseph Reese, this church was established Jan. 4, 1772. First located on land given by Dr. Joseph Howard (later moved to present site purchased from Gen. Thomas Sumter), it ordained, 1774, young Richard Furman, whose patriotic oratory caused Lord Cornwallis to put a price on his head, and who became one of the outstanding ministers of the gospel of his day.
(Reverse text)
This church was a leader in the early struggle for liberty, religious and political, and was the mother of many churches. Inspired by Dr. Furman, Rev. John M. Roberts, Pastor here by 1799, opened Roberts Academy, First Baptist Educational institution in this state. Furman Institute followed in 1826, and later, the Southern Baptist Seminary.
HM NumberHMI11
Marker Number43-3
Year Placed1950
Placed BySumter County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 543046 N 3760671
Decimal Degrees33.98573333, -80.53395000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.144', W 80° 32.037'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 8.64" N, 80° 32' 2.22" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6840 Meeting House Rd, Dalzell SC 29040, US
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