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Hampton County Churches

HAMPTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Methodism in Hampton started as early as 1790. Methodist churches often first used a bush harbor for worship, near the Savannah River in Hampton County. The first missionaries who were sent to Hampton County included John Wesley himself from London. In the 1830's other Methodist churches were organized throughout Hampton County. The Hampton Methodist Church was organized along with the Varnville and Yemassee. Other Methodists were already located and organized in the County. Lebanon Methodist Church in Scotia became noted for its Camp Grounds where each year in October people came from far and near to camp during Camp Meeting services.

The now present Methodist Church in Hampton has changed from it's original design which had 2 towers, and now has a steeple and double door with steps. It boast of an Annex which recently purchased on Mulberry Street, which was a branch of BB&T Bank. It holds a day care for mothers who need to do errands and holds a BB-Que each year to raise money. The front of the Church faces the main highway through Hampton on Elm Street. The back of the church and the annex is located on Mulberry Street of Hampton.

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