Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church – Mount Carmel, South Carolina
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Mount Carmel is a small town located in McCormick County, along the South Carolina / Georgia border. The Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church, constructed around 1890, is one of many buildings in the town listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The French Huguenots were the first to arrive in the area, having followed the Savannah River up from Charelston in the mid 1700s. It is believed they named the town in honor of the French village they left behind.
With the completion of the Savannah Valley Railroad in 1884, Mount Carmel quickly developed into a thriving railroad town and by 1890 had six stores, a school, and several shops in addition to the church.
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