Marlboro County, SC
We have a few church histories and photographs and it would be wonderful to have more. If you can provide any information on Marlboro churches - date established, membership rolls, historical sketches, photographs, what have you - please let me know.
Anglican (Episcopal) | A.M.E.
Baptist | Methodist | Presbyterian
Quaker (Society of Friends)
ANGLICAN RECORDS AND CHURCH HISTORIES
During the colonial period, the Anglican Church was the established church in South Carolina, and the Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, the poor, orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties. Old Marlborough was administered by the Parish of Saint David.
- Saint David's Episcopal Church
Established c. 1768
NOTE: St. David's Parish covered Cheraws District, comprised of modern Marlboro,
Darlington, and Chesterfield Counties.
- St. Paul's Episcopal Church
306 Fayetteville Ave,
Bennettsville, SC 29512-4024
PRESBYTERIAN RECORDS AND CHURCH HISTORIES
- Bennettsville Presbyterian Church
- First Presbyterian Church
130 Broad St, Bennettsville, SC 29512-4002
- Great Pee Dee Presbyterian Church
- Red Bluff Presbyterian Church
- Tatum Presbyterian Church
Some Presbyterian church records for congregations of Southern states are
archived at the regional office of the Presbyterian Historical Society in Montreat, N.C.
Presbyterian Historical Society
The Montreat Office
P.O. Box 849, Montreat, NC 28757
Telephone (828) 669-7061 Fax (828) 669-5369
(Address and telephone as of 2000)
QUAKER (SOCIETY OF FRIENDS)
Monthly Meetings (MM) for our area:
CARVER'S CREEK: Located in Bladen County; meetings held from 1746-1797; no records held at Guilford, not indexed in Hinshaw's
GUM SWAMP: Located on Gum Swamp near the Marlboro-Dillon line and the North Carlina border. May have existed before 1750 when this area was disputed by the two states; meetings for worship were still being held here about 1830. (All records for this meeting are lost.)
LITTLE'S CREEK: Located near Pee Dee River at Little's Creek just a short distance into North
Carolina in the area disputed by the two states. Members lived in both North & South Carolina.
PEE DEE: Existed as early as 1740. A small meeting apparently under the care of many other meetings over time... Carver's Creek MM, Piney Grove MM. One of the locations of this Meeting was probably in Marlboro County midway between the Great Pee Dee River and Three Creeks (a variant name for Blenheim, SC), where several large Quaker families lived.
PINEY GROVE: Located in Marlboro Co., Monthly Meeting established in 1801 and laid down (closed) in 1815, and members transferred to Back Creek (Randolph Co., NC) Monthly meeting in 1816. Record holdings exist and are available on microfilm, but they were not indexed in Hinshaw's.
J.A.W. Thomas, in his "History of Marlboro County", states that Pine Grove, ultimately a Methodist church, was originally built by the Quakers. When the Quakers left the area on account of slavery and migrated to the Northwest (Indiana), the house was left unoccupied and to be used as a place of worship by other denominations.
You can find helpful information on Friends records and published resources at
Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College. Be sure to explore the site thoroughly.
Guilford has a very helpful page on
Using Hinshaw’s Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy
The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution: The Journal and Other Writings of Charles Woodmason, Anglican Itinerant ed. Richard J. Hooker
(Chapel Hill; Univ. of N.C. 1953)
Saint David's Parish, South Carolina: Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832, Parish Register 1819-1924
Lucas, Rev. Silas Emmett
(Southern Historical Press 1979)
Welsh Neck Baptist Church, South Carolina, 1737-1841
Available through LDS
The Journal and Letters of Francis Asbury. Elmer T. Clark, ed.
(Nashville, TN, Abingdon Press, 1958) Bibliography:
Francis Asbury, the Prophet of the Long Road. Tipple, E. S.
(The Methodist Book Concern 1916.)
Cartwright, Peter, Autobiography of Peter Cartwright
(Abingdon Press 1956)
If Saddlebags Could Talk Maser, Frederick and Simpson, Robert Drew
(Providence Press 1998. )
USGS Listing of Marlboro Churches (Modern and historical)
Feature Name Latitude Longitude USGS 7.5' Map Aaron Temple Methodist Church 344531N 0794356W Ghio Annarate Church (historical) 342058N 0793808W Witherspoon Island Antioch Church 342255N 0793820W Drake Antioch Church 344356N 0794106W Bennettsville North Asbury Church 343232N 0793330W Clio Beaverdam Church 344106N 0794824W Wallace Berea Church 343729N 0792944W Minturn Bethel Church 344703N 0795326W Morven East Bethel Church 343959N 0794337W Bennettsville North Bethlehem Church 342329N 0793554W Bingham Beulah Church (historical) 343728N 0793803W Bennettsville South Beulah Church (historical) 343125N 0793036W Clio Beulah Methodist Church 343612N 0794114W Bennettsville South Boykin Church 344432N 0793846W Bennettsville North Boykin Church (historical) 344400N 0793833W Bennettsville North Breedens Chapel (historical) 344703N 0794108W Ghio Bristow Freewill Church 342504N 0793710W Bingham Brownsville Church 342632N 0793739W Drake Brownsville Church (historical) 342320N 0793653W Bingham Brutons Fork Church 344153N 0793956W Bennettsville North Calvary Church 343638N 0794146W Bennettsville South Cedar Falls Church 342908N 0794015W Drake Church of God 343643N 0794128W Bennettsville South Community Chapel 344006N 0793217W McColl Driggers Chapel 343032N 0793833W Bennettsville South Dunbar Presbyterian Church (historical) 343207N 0793339W Clio Dyers Hill Church 343502N 0794548W Society Hill Eastside Baptist Church 344007N 0793245W McColl Ebenezer Church 344119N 0794600W Wallace Ebenezer Church 343217N 0793053W Clio Ebenezer Church 343439N 0793857W Bennettsville South Emmanuel Church 344016N 0793227W McColl Evans Church 343620N 0794121W Bennettsville South Fairplain Church 343954N 0793202W McColl First Baptist Church 344008N 0793258W McColl First Baptist Church 343447N 0793241W Clio First Church of the Nazarene 343648N 0794119W Bennettsville South First Presbyterian Church 343442N 0793234W Clio First Presbyterian Church 343654N 0794103W Bennettsville South First United Methodist Church 343707N 0794049W Bennettsville South Fletcher Grove Church 344231N 0793331W McColl Fletchers Chapel 344313N 0793554W McColl Free Will Church 343638N 0794035W Bennettsville South Friendship Church 344247N 0793441W McColl Galilee Church 343427N 0794002W Bennettsville South Goodwins Chapel 344356N 0793907W Bennettsville North Hebron Church 343432N 0793532W Clio Hickory Grove Church 344221N 0794719W Wallace Holiness Church 343428N 0793231W Clio Holiness Tabernacle (historical) 343630N 0794122W Bennettsville South Hopewell Church 343759N 0793458W McColl Level Green Church 343947N 0794324W Bennettsville North Macedonia Missionary Church 343219N 0794219W Bennettsville South Main Street Methodist Church 344006N 0793252W McColl McCall Church 343952N 0793144W McColl McColl Church of God 344004N 0793228W McColl Mount Elohim Church 343532N 0793335W Clio Mount Tabor Church 343410N 0793241W Clio Mount Zion Church 343836N 0793650W McColl New Hill Church 344243N 0794158W Bennettsville North New Hope Church 344814N 0795327W Morven East Oak Grove Church 343624N 0793227W Clio Oak Grove Church 344358N 0794826W Wallace Oak Grove Church 344434N 0794900W Wallace Old Clio Church 343404N 0793211W Clio Old Gailee Church 344109N 0794010W Bennettsville North Old Smyrna Church 344036N 0793910W Bennettsville North Parnassus Church 342934N 0793842W Drake Pee Dee Church 343233N 0793914W Bennettsville South Pine Grove Church 344157N 0793515W McColl Piney Plain Church 344354N 0793656W McColl Pleasant Hill Church 342653N 0793749W Drake Pleasant Hill Church 344756N 0794811W Diggs Prevatts Chapel 344732N 0794245W Ghio Red Bluff Presbyterian Church (historical) UNKNOWN UNKNOWN Clio Reedy Branch Church 343731N 0792833W Johns Reedy Branch Church (historical) 343657N 0792902W Minturn Saint Denis Church 343718N 0794015W Bennettsville South Saint James Church 343850N 0793957W Bennettsville North Saint Lukes Church 343635N 0794222W Bennettsville South Saint Marks Church 343634N 0794551W Society Hill Saint Matthews Church 343307N 0793555W Clio Saint Michael Methodist Church 343700N 0794114W Bennettsville South Saint Pauls Church 343628N 0794131W Bennettsville South Saint Pauls Church 344205N 0793626W McColl Saint Pauls Church 343653N 0794042W Bennettsville South Salem Church 343208N 0794215W Bennettsville South Sandy Grove Church 343513N 0793736W Bennettsville South Sardis Church 343014N 0793955W Bennettsville South Sarion Church 343714N 0793235W Clio Sawmill Church 343736N 0794628W Wallace Shiloh Church 344402N 0793909W Bennettsville North Shiloh Church 343701N 0794116W Bennettsville South Shiloh Church 343551N 0794446W Bennettsville South Spears Church 343546N 0793638W Clio Symrna Church 344022N 0793932W Bennettsville North Thomas Memorial Church 343651N 0794116W Bennettsville South Trinity Church 343440N 0793259W Clio Victory Temple 342352N 0793553W Bingham Wallace Church 344253N 0794745W Wallace Washington Temple 343734N 0794046W Bennettsville North Wesley Church 344257N 0794425W Bennettsville North Wesley Church (historical) 343535N 0793011W Clio Wesleyan Church 343759N 0794145W Bennettsville North White Creek Church 344407N 0795200W Wallace Whites Creek Church 344629N 0794758W Diggs Zion Church 343121N 0794157W Bennettsville South Zion Church 343418N 0793230W Clio
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