Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Rehoboth Methodist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 8-35
Location: Macbeth Rd. (S.C. Sec. Rd. 8-52), just W of its intersection with U.S. Hwy. 52, Macbeth, SC
County: Berkeley
Coordinates: N 33° 15.763    W 079° 57.917
  33.26271666    79.96528
Style: Free Standing **


This church grew out of services held as early as 1811, at first in a brush arbor and later at a campground nearby. Ministers riding the Cooper River and Berkeley circuits served this congregation for many years. The first sanctuary here was given to the Methodists by area Episcopalians in 1847. Called Black Oak, it had been built in 1808 as a chapel of ease for Biggin Church.

In 1852 Charles Macbeth (1805-1881), the planter and politician for whom this community was named, donated a 15.3-acre tract to the congregation. The cemetery, which dates from the 1830s, includes the graves of Revs. John Bunch, who served 1837-38, and William J. Hutson, who served in 1870. The present sanctuary was built in 1927, during the pastorate of Rev. D. Tillman Rhodes; it was renovated in 1977.

Erected in Memory of Barbara Weeks Goodrich by Family, Friends, and the Berkeley County Historical Society, 2004