Lower Fork Of Lynches Creek Baptist Church / Gum Branch Church

Lower Fork Of Lynches Creek Baptist Church / Gum Branch Church (HMPIM)

Location: Hartsville, SC 29550 Darlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 22.952', W 80° 11.125'

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Lower Fork Of Lynches Creek Baptist Church
This church, which probably evolved from a branch meeting house built nearby in 1770 by First Lynches Creek Church, was constituted in 1789; Joshua Palmer became minister in the same year. The church held early meetings at Lower Fork of Lynches Creek, Boggy Swamp and Witherinton's Mill. By 1798, the church was located here.

Gum Branch Church
In 1797, David Kelly was deacon and Cornelius Keith was clerk of Lower Fork of Lynches Creek Church. Originally in the Charleston Association and later the Moriah Association, the church joined the Welsh Neck Association in 1837. The name was changed to Gum Branch in 1844, and the present sanctuary was completed in 1955.
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HM NumberHMPIM
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Marker Number16-17
Year Placed1989
Placed ByThe Congregation
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 574887 N 3804872
Decimal Degrees34.38253333, -80.18541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.952', W 80° 11.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 57.12" N, 80° 11' 7.50" W
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Area Code(s)843, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1560-1598 Clyde Rd, Hartsville SC 29550, US
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