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Smyrna Baptist Chruch was organized in 1827 as Kirkland Church.  The name was changed in 1836 to Smyrna Baptist Church.  Title to the site was conveyed in 1849 by William I. Mixon.  Additional land was given by Thomas H. Willingham in 1882 to extend the church property to the Matthews Bluff Road.  The historical marker was erected by descendants of the organizers and early leaders in 1962. (Hist. Marker 3-1)

(taken from South Carolina Highway Historical Marker Guide, published by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1998, modified by Dr. Frank O. Clark).

Pictures of Smyrna Baptist Church

History of Smyrna Baptist Church

Sketch of Smyrna Baptist Church

Directions to find the cemetery.
Cemetery Marker:
Daughter of Charles H FLOWERS and Elizabeth HUMPHREYS . Born SC. Married 28 Nov 1844 in Barnwell, SC, William Blanchard FLOWERS b: 1824 SC, son of William Wallace FLOWERS and Jennet Bryan COLDING.

Cemetery grave markers (this is on the Barnwell web site, use your back arrow to return)

Does anyone know who has control over (i.e., the keys to) Smyrna Church. I am interested in getting it restored, and have an engineer willing to look at it.  John Culbertson 29 Sept. 2003

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