Historic Markers Across South Carolina

First Baptist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 19-3
Location: 212 Church Street, Edgefield
County: Edgefield
Coordinates: N 33° 47.45    W 081° 55.65
  33.79083333    -81.9275
Style: Free Standing **


Founded in 1823 as Edgefield Village Baptist Church, with Basil Manly, Sr., pastor; Matthew Mirm;, clerk; and Arthur Simkins, moderator, this church led in the establishment here in 1826 of Furman Academy and Theological Institution. William Bullein Johnson, pastor here 183~ 52, served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention 1845-51; Robert G. Lee, a former pastor, served in 1948-51.

Erected by First Baptist Church, Edgefield, SC - 1967


Two Sided Marker - Village Cemetery