South Carolina USA
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Locate intersection of Highways 123 and 76 in Westminster. Drive west on
Highway 123 for 10.2 miles. Church is located on the right side of Highway 123.
A climbing steeple reaching skyward distinguishes the Madison Baptist Church in
the scenic community of "Old Madison" in Oconee County. Established in 1883,
the church was originally of unpainted board construction, and host to the
Beaverdam Association for the first time in 1889. Around the turn of the
century, the membership decided to build a new church and razed the old building
to salvage materials for use in this church, erected in 1905. A two-year
expansion program started in 1943 added Sunday School rooms in the basement.
Another two-year project begun in 1962 added five classrooms, pastor's study,
nursery and other facilities at the rear. The distinctive steeple tower of the
old church still houses the bell, which sounds over the community on occasion.