Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Fairview Church

Marker ID: SCHM 23-19
Location: Travel S from intersection of SC 418 and Road 55 about 1.2 miles; turn left on Road 451; marker and church are a short distance on this road to the E
County: Greenville
Coordinates: N 34° 38.685    W 082° 15.112
  34.64475    -82.251867
Style: Free Standing **


Settlers from the Nazareth area of Spartanburg County founded this Presbyterian church in 1786 on land ceded by the Cherokee Indians in the Treaty of Dewitt´s Corner, 1777. It is said that three buildings, two of logs and one of brick, preceded this 1858 building. The Sunday School annex was built in 1949 and the office-historical building in 1986.

The oldest graves in this cemetery are those of Margaret Alexander, d.1791, and Elizabeth Alexander, d.1797. Soldiers of the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, and World Wars I and II are buried here. A special marker denotes the area where blacks were interred.

Erected by the congregation - 1986