Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Tabernacle Baptist Church



Marker ID: SCHM 7-14
Location: 907 Craven St., Beaufort
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 25.963    W 080° 40.342
  32.432717    -80.672367
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Tabernacle Church was formed by black members of Beaufort Baptist Church after other members evacuated the area because of Federal occupation in 1861. The church´s lecture room was used for services during the war. In 1867 the black congregation bought this property from the Beaufort Baptist Church. Its present building was dedicated in 1894. Many new churches have grown from Tabernacle.

Erected by Beaufort County Council - 1980


Notes:

Two sided marker - Robert Smalls