Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Old First Baptist Church
Edisto Island
Charleston County
South Carolina  USA

Search Old First Baptist Church:
 
First NameLast Name

Cemetery notes and/or description:
A short distance down Highway 174 (just past Oak Island Road) is the pride of Edisto's African American community: Old First Baptist Church (circa 1818). The oldest church building on Edisto, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This church was founded by a woman, Hephzibah Jenkins Townsend. Baptists had worshipped on Edisto since 1686, but there was no church. In 1811, Mrs. Townsend obtained the original church site and through her efforts the building was erected. In the late 1860s the trustees turned the church over to the predominately black congregation, which has operated it continuously to date.
Links
 • View all interments (254)
 • 98% photographed. [?]
 • Add a name to this cemetery
 • Submit spreadsheet [?]

Old First Baptist Church
Added by: Vicki Rush
 
Old First Baptist Church
Added by: Vicki Rush
 
Old First Baptist Church
Added by: Vicki Rush
 
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service