Casey (Caice)

Casey (Caice) (HMJNO)

Location: Goose Creek, SC 29445 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 1.193', W 80° 2.573'

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This African-American community grew up around a Methodist church founded during Reconstruction by a freedman named Casey or Caice. Its early services were under a tent, but a log cabin served as its first permanent church. In 1868 T.W. Lewis and other trustees bought a 25-acre tract between S.C. Hwys. 176 and 52. After a frame church replaced the cabin, Rev. William Evans (1822-1887) became the first permanent ordained minister at Casey Methodist Church.

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Casey Methodist Church was destroyed by arson in 1977; the adjacent cemetery is all that remains. Casey School, a three-room frame school built next to the church in the 1930s, taught area children in grades 1-7 until it burned in 1966. The Goose Creek Branch of the Berkeley County Public Library was built on the site in 1991. The Casey Fellowship Hall, across Moncks Corner Road from the church, was also a vital institution in the Casey community for many years.
Marker Number8-38
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe City of Goose Creek
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 589391 N 3653898
Decimal Degrees33.01988333, -80.04288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 1.193', W 80° 2.573'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 1' 11.58" N, 80° 2' 34.38" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 325 Old Moncks Corner Rd, Goose Creek SC 29445, US
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