Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church – Summerton, South Carolina


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The Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church is located on Granby Lane, just off US 301 east of Summerton. The church serves a large congregation in the Summerton and surrounding areas.

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

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After the Civil War, African-Americans were given the opportunity to worship as they pleased, but many in this area had no place to worship. The freed slaves began holding services under what was called a “Bush Arbor” up until the year 1885, when the white Baptist owners of this building offered to sell them this church, which was severely damaged by a fire and in need of repair. The local African-American Baptists bought this building and land on March 23, 1885 for $400.

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church received its historical roadside marker in 1992.



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Address: Granby Lane, Summerton, SC 29148
GPS Coordinates: 33.607841,-80.334634
Website: http://www.tawcawbaptist.org/

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4 Comments about Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

Julia RobinsonNo Gravatar says:
January 12th, 2016 at 10:59 am

So glad to be a member at Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church since 1995.

Tracy Owens says:
November 15th, 2015 at 1:02 am

i would like to know if Pvt Leroy Thompson is buried there. He was part of thaat Ribbon Creek uncident at Parris Island in 1956.

Gussie Lovelle says:
July 22nd, 2015 at 7:21 pm

My Mother's Church

Vernice L GambleNo Gravatar says:
March 19th, 2015 at 7:43 pm

My great grandparents (Fordham Mary and John) childrens Julia, Mary, Susan, Martha and Virgina were members until they moved to Manning. I searching out the history of my family so I thought I should still with Church.





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