Goodwill Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.

Goodwill Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (HMJ66)

Location: Mayesville, SC 29104 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 54.797', W 80° 9.001'

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(Front text)
Founded in 1867 by 100 black members ofSalem, Black River, Presbyterian Church (1759)desiring seperation. Dismissal granted, thusbecoming the first black church in Sumter County. The congregation began meeting in Goodwill School, established by the northernPresbyterian Church thru Freedmen's Board.Rev. Matthew R. Miller (1867- 1880), a whiteminister, first pastor. Hamilton G. Witherspoon,in 1868, gave 2 acres for a church site. In 1890,3.74 acres were bought from G.W. and A.M.McBride for a school site.
(Reverse text)
Dr. Irby D. Davis, was the first
black minister, 1894 - 1924
followed by:
Dr. Warren J. Nelson, 1925 - 1960,
Dr. E. McKay Miller, 1961 - 1969,
Dr. Franklin D. Colclough, 1972 - 1988.
Dr. John B. Quick. 1989 - ???, interm supply pastor.The dedication of leaders and members of thispioneer church inspires enlarging services inreligious, educational and civic activities athome and abroad.
HM NumberHMJ66
Year Placed1990
Placed ByThe Sumter County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 578574 N 3752866
Decimal Degrees33.91328333, -80.15001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 54.797', W 80° 9.001'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 54' 47.82" N, 80° 9' 0.06" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 295 Brick Church Rd, Mayesville SC 29104, US
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