Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Macedonia Church

Marker ID: SCHM 16-15
Location: South Main Street, Darlington
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 17.867    W 079° 52.045
  34.29778333    -79.86741666
Style: Free Standing **


Tradition says first meetings of this Baptist Church were held in the home of Laura Brown. A house of worship was constructed on the N.E. comer of present S. Main and Hampton streets on land purchased during 1866-1874. The present site was acquired in 1922 and the building occupied Feb. 3, 1935.

This Baptist Church was constituted when a group of black members led by Rev. Isaac Brockenton withdrew from the Darlington Baptist Church on Feb. II, 1866. Brockenton became the first pastor and served until his death in 1908. The first trustees were Evans Bell, Peter Dargan, Lazarus Ervin, Antrum McIver, Samuel McIver, Samuel Orr, and Samuel Parnell.

Erected by Darlington County Bicentennial Commission for Ethnic Participation - 1977