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Building Name

St Matthew Baptist Church


St Matthew Baptist Marker, Ridgeland SC

This marker was placed outside the church in Ridgeland, SC in Jasper County.

The marker reads as :

" This church was founded in 1870 with Rev. Plenty Pinckney as its first minister and worshipped in a "bushtent" nearby until a log church was built a few years later. A new frame church was built on this site in the1890's during the pastorate of Rev.C.L. Lawton. The present sanctuary was built in 1960 during the tenure of Rev. R.M. Youmans, who served here for more than 35 years. "

Placed By The Congregation in 2002.

Latitude, Longitude

32.46251667, -81.09011667

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; St Matthew Baptist Marker; St Matthew Baptist Church; Rev. Plenty Pinckney; Jasper County (SC); Historical marker --- South Carolina --- Ridgeland ---Jasper County.; Images


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