• South Carolina
  • About
  • Contact Us
Sardis Methodist Church

Sardis Methodist Church – Branchville, South Carolina


South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Orangeburg County Photos  |  Sardis Methodist Church

Located in the south Orangeburg County town of Branchville, Sardis Methodist Church had humble beginnings. Prior to the American Revolution, parishioners simply gathered under the trees to worship.

Sardis Methodist Church Branchville

Ann Helms of Spartanburg, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

After the war, however, a small log structure was constructed which locals called the “Meeting House.” In 1811, the log building was moved to the northern section of Branchville and renamed Sardis Methodist Church.

Photographer Ann Helms, who submitted the picture above, continues the church’s history: “This church building was completed in 1849 to replace the log cabin. It was built with lumber from the Smoak Lumber Mill. Co-owner E.T.R. Smoak helped build the church, and his faint footprints can still be seen on some of the ceiling planks.”

Sardis Methodist Church Info


Address: 299 Reynolds Road, Branchville, SC 29432

Sardis Methodist Church Map



Sardis Methodist 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 Sardis Methodist 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!


Comments






MOST POPULAR

SC Gifts
SC Newsletter

SC Hotels
Charleston Hotels
Columbia Hotels
Greenville Hotels

SC Real Estate
Charleston Real Estate
Columbia Real Estate
Greenville Real Estate

SC Jobs
Charleston Jobs
Columbia Jobs
Greenville Jobs

ALL CATEGORIES