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 first church to stand on this site was built around 1828.
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 for the creek that runs near it.
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.
Reflections on Halfway Creek Church
This church caught the eye of contributor Darion Misner on his travels: “I saw this building on my way back from the Francis Marion National Forest and decided to check it out and take pictures.”
Halfway Creek Church Info
Address: 8121 Halfway Creek Road, Shulerville, SC 29453
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