Mt. Elon Baptist Church – Lydia, South Carolina

South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Darlington County Photos  |  Mt. Elon Baptist Church

Mt. Elon Baptist Church was founded in 1831 in the small town of Lydia. The present church building was constructed in 1911 and was built by Lucius Patrick Raines. The congregation derived its name from the plentiful oak trees which surround it. Elon means “oak” in Hebrew, and the tree is also a symbol of strength.

Steven Faucette of Williamston © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The original church was likely built shortly after the congregation formed. Construction on a larger church to replace the first one began 1858. Though the second sanctuary was in use by 1860, it was not actually completed until 1870. It served the congregation until this church was built in the early twentieth century.

We would like to make this page better. Do you have knowledge or stories about Mt. Elon Baptist Church that you can share? If so, please send it to the South Carolina Picture Project. Thank you!

Reflections on Mt. Elon Baptist Church

Photographer Steven Faucette tells us, “Lydia is a very small community located between Bishopville and Hartsville, SC. My father was the pastor here at Mount Elon until 1968, so this is where I grew up.”

Add your own reflections here.

Mt. Elon Baptist Church Info

Address: 1132 West Lydia Highway, Lydia, SC 29079

Mt. Elon Baptist Church Map

Mt. Elon Baptist Church – Add Info and More Photos

The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Mt. Elon Baptist Church, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!

If You Don't Have a Facebook Account, Please Comment Below


October Calendar
October Newsletter
Add New Info
Add New Pictures
Our 5 Goals


Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Barns & Farms Barnwell Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historic Houses Historic Photos Honea Path Hopkins Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johnsonville Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lakes Lancaster Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mt. Carmel Mt. Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Plantations Port Royal Post Offices Restaurants Ridgeway Rivers Robert Mills Rock Hill Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York

© 2015, LLC All rights reserved.