Episcopal Church Of The Nativity

Episcopal Church Of The Nativity (HMKBQ)

Location: Union, SC 29379 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 42.598', W 81° 37.177'

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This parish was established in 1855 with the Rev. John DeWitt McCollough (1822-1902) as its first rector. This Gothic Revival church, consecrated in 1859 and called "probably the most exquisite gem of a Church in our whole Diocese" the next year, was designed by McCollough. He adapted a plan by architect Frank Wills, whose St. Anne's Chapel, Fredericton, in New Brunswick, Canada, is virtually identical.

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The inspiration for this church came from Mary Poulton Dawkins (1820-1906) of London, England, wife of Judge Thomas N. Dawkins, and her sister Jane Poulton McLure, wife of Maj. John W. McLure; their families founded this church. The fine marble baptismal font is by the noted American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873). The Church of the Nativity was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Marker Number44-11
Year Placed2009
Placed ByCongregation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 443259 N 3841054
Decimal Degrees34.70996667, -81.61961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.598', W 81° 37.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 35.88" N, 81° 37' 10.62" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320 S Church St, Union SC 29379, US
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