Historic Markers Across South Carolina

First Methodist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 20-18
Location: Corner of College and Congress Streets, Winnsboro
County: Fairfield
Coordinates: N 34° 22.962    W 081° 5.23
  34.3827    -81.08716666
Style: Free Standing **


First United Methodist Church was established in 1808 under the leadership of the Rev. James Jenkins, an early circuit-riding minister, and John Buchanan, a captain in the Revolution. Pioneer American Methodist bishop Francis Asbury visited here from 1809 to 1814. This building (1908) is the congregation´s third structure; two earlier ones were located about two blocks SE.

Erected by the congregation-1990