Fork Baptist Church
Dillon County, SC


Fork Baptist sign, from photo by Cheryl Crowder  2000

BRIEF HISTORY by Victoria Proctor

Organized near Allen's Bridge in 1830 as Buck Swamp Baptist Church by James Allwood, the first pastor, Gregory Rollins, James Thomas, and others. Membership the first year included 9 blacks and 113 whites. In 1907 the church formed a field with Kemper, Piney Grove, and Bermuda for the joint use of a parsonage. Later it withdrew from this arrangement. In 1916, the church moved to its present location and constructed a new building on land donated by Dewey Rogers. The organization changed its name when Fork became the official name of the community.
--Source: Stokes, "The History of Dillon County, South Carolina"


For a list of burials at the church cemetery, see Fork Baptist Cemetery Transcriptions


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