Historic Markers Across South Carolina

African Methodist Episcopal Church Beginnings

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Location: 14 Beach Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 13.681    W 080° 42.044
  32.22801666    -80.70073333


African Methodist
Episcopal Church Beginnings

Early A.M.E. Missionaries to South Carolina, Rev. James H.A. Johnson and Rev. James A. Handy, arrived at Hilton Head on the Steamship Arago at 3:18 p.m. Friday, May 12, 1865. Rev. James Lynch, also an A.M.E. Missionary, shared entertainment afforded by the Mitchelville Section of Hilton Head in which began an early A.M.E. Church Mission. Marker Dedicated September 6, 1987 Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church Rev. S.L. McPherson, Pastor Rev. Levern Stevenson, Presiding Elder RT. Rev. F.C. James, Presiding Bishop 1787 - 1987

Erected 1987 by Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church.