Historic Markers Across South Carolina

John Waller (1741-1802)

Marker ID: SCHM 24-10
Location: S of Greenwood on Road 131,3.1 miles E of us 25
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 8.576    W 082° 4.584
  34.14293333    -82.0764
Style: Free Standing **


One half mile south is the grave of John Waller, early minister of the Baptist faith in Virginia, where he is credited with founding eighteen churches. He was persecuted and imprisoned by the established church and civil authorities. In 1793, he moved to South Carolina, where he founded Bethabara and Siloam churches.

Erected by South Carolina Baptist Historical Society - 1971