Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Zion Church

Marker ID: SCHM 38-19
Location: US 301,5 miles SW of Orangeburg
County: Orangeburg
Coordinates: N 33° 27.773    W 080° 56.145
  33.462881    -80.935742
Style: Free Standing **


Zion Church

Evidence indicates it was one of the earliest Methodist churches in the Orangeburg area. The original building, built before the Civil War, was replaced in the 1880s. Appointed ministers replaced circuit riders about 1843. Zion was abandoned as a full time church in the early 1930s when its members moved to nearby Cope and Orangeburg.

Erected 1974 by The Committee for Restoration and
Preservation of Zion Church and Cemetery.