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Halfway Creek Church

Halfway Creek Church – Shulerville, South Carolina

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Rural Shulerville nestled within the Francis Marion National Forest is home to this abandoned church in Berkeley County. Though this building was constructed in 1941, the earliest date of internment in its churchyard is 1896. The first church to stand on this site was built around 1828.

Halfway Creek Church

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Records indicate that the first church was Methodist, as it was part of the Cooper River Circuit, or Methodist preaching circuit. As membership declined with the gradual loss of the population in this rural community, the church became dormant. However, sometime prior to the Civil War it was rebuilt and then once again abandoned at the end of the war. It was revitalized in 1875 by Reverend H.G. Gantt and given the name Halfway Creek Church.

Halfway Creek Church Berkeley

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

By 1901 the church was once again vacant until it became a school from 1930 until 1941. It was this year that the property came under the stewardship of New Wappetaw Presbyterian Church in McClellanville, who built this structure for rural residents.

Many thanks to Loretta Brown Myers, who provided much of the information on Halfway Creek Church.

Halfway Creek Church Info

Address: 8121 Halfway Creek Road, Shulerville, SC 29453

Halfway Creek Church Map

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