Pisgah United Methodist Church – Florence, South Carolina

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This church was founded in 1806 before Florence was even a county. First led by Reverend Thomas Humphries, a frame structure was built shortly after land was donated to the congregation in 1813. The current building was constructed 101 years later, in 1914.

Pisgah United Methodist Church

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Contributor James Jenkins was kind enough to send us this photo along with the following information about the church: “I first saw this church in a photographic book by Dr. N B. Baroody (now deceased, so the book may be out of print) called “The Unexpected Visitor” by Joggling Board Press in Summerville, SC. I said to myself, if I am ever back in this area (we lived in Florence, SC in the early 1950s) I am going to photograph that church. When I approached the church, there was a field of tall corn in front, so I was not able to duplicate the type of shot that Dr. Baroody made.

“The church was founded in 1806 when it was still part of the Darlington District. The church has been known by different names. Dempsey Russell donated the land for the church and it was known as Russell’s Meeting House, Russell’s Church, and in 1840 it was changed to Pisgah United Methodist Church. The present church was built in 1914 and is the Carpenter Gothic Architectural Style. It is distinguished by a red roof, which stood out from the clouds the day I was there.”

Pisgah United Methodist Church Info

Address: 621 North Ebenezer Road, Florence, SC 29501
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pisgah-United-Methodist-Church/112370015449564

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3 Comments about Pisgah United Methodist Church

Odum FamilyNo Gravatar says:
May 11th, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Looking for the Odum family and Brigman family.

Kate Robbins RotanNo Gravatar says:
January 25th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

This is the Church I grew up attending and am still a member today. I have so many fond memories of Pisgah growing up! And this is also where my husband and I got married 6 years ago!!!

Margene OdomNo Gravatar says:
July 25th, 2013 at 8:02 am

Strikingly beautiful.

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