Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Shiloh Methodist Church

Marker ID:  42-20
Location: next to the historic Shiloh Methodist Church, on Blackstock Rd.
County: Spartanburg
Coordinates: N 35° 01.562    W 082° 05.073
  35.02603333    -82.08455
Style: Free Standing **


This church, organized late in the eighteenth century, held its first services in a brush arbor and later constructed a log meeting house. This frame sanctuary, built between 1825 and 1830, was the second building to serve Shiloh. In 1836 Adam Gramling, Jr., donated it and three acres to church trustees William Brooks, Adam Gramling, Sr., John Gramling, and Ruben Gramling.

Shiloh Methodist Church was the mother church of many Spartanburg County Methodist churches and some affiliated with other denominations. It was active until about 1915, when its last 14 members transferred to Inman Methodist Church. The old sanctuary, still an important part of the community, has been the site of an annual homecoming service since 1915.