Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

Marker ID: SCHM 42-22
Location: 842 Mt. Zion Rd., Spartanburg, SC
County: Spartanburg
Coordinates: N 34° 58.633    W 082° 3.404
  34.97721666    -82.05673333
Style: Free Standing **


Mount Zion Baptist Church, founded as early as 1804 as an affiliated branch of Bethlehem Baptist Church, was formally established in 1827. The cemetery here, dating from 1832, includes the graves of many early church families and of several veterans of the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Rev. John Gill Landrum (1810-1882), pastor here 1831-1852 and 1863-1882, also served for many years at First Baptist Church in Spartanburg and at Bethlehem, New Prospect, and Wolf Creek as well. He is buried here, as is his son J.B.O. Landrum (1844-1901), physician and author of an early history of Spartanburg County.

Erected by the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association, 2002