Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Fairforest Church

Marker ID: SCHM 44-6
Location: 4 mi. N of Union's Main Street, on W side of us 176 at the church
County: Union
Coordinates: N 34° 46.05    W 081° 38.417
  34.7675    -81.64028333
Style: Free Standing **


Led by Philip Mulkey, thirteen converts of the Great Awakening movement traveled from N.C. to S.C. in 1759, settled on the Broad River, and organized a Baptist congregation, the oldest in the upcountry. Three years later, they moved to what is now Union County and took the name Fairforest. The present site succeeds several earlier ones in Union County.

Erected by the congregation and S.C. Baptist Historical Society - 1984