Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Macedonia Baptist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 6-16
Location: 3572 Dexter St. (U.S. Hwy. 78), Blackville, SC
County: Barnwell
Coordinates: N 33° 21.222    W 081° 16.44
  33.3537    -81.274
Style: Free Standing **


This church, the first African-American Baptist church in Barnwell County, was founded in 1866 when Rev. James T. Tolbert preached in Blackville under a brush arbor; the first sanctuary was built in 1868. The church hosted the first state conventi