Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Wesley Chapel

Marker ID: SCHM 16-24
Location: on Road 28 about 1.3 miles SE of Lydia
County: Darlington
Coordinates: N 34° 16.40    W 080° 5.735
  34.27333333    -80.09558333
Style: Free Standing **


Said to be Darlington County´s oldest Methodist church, Wesley Chapel, thought to be founded in 1789, was the site of early camp meetings. By 1802, the church was known as Gully Meetinghouse and was located about 1112 miles N. The site here was obtained from Jesse & John Clements in 1832; the church renamed Wesley Chapel in 1834; and the present sanctuary built in 1908.

Erected by The Congregation - 1989