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Soapstone Baptist Church – Pickens, South Carolina


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Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens is known as the oldest African-American church in the Upstate. The church was established and built in the late 1860s, just after the Civil War. A school for the children of former slaves was also established on the church grounds.

Soapstone Church

Bob Spalding of Easley, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Soapstone Baptist Church still holds regular services and is known locally for hosting a fish fry every third Sunday. The scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains are surrounded with an abundance of soapstone, giving the church its name.

Soapstone Pickens

Bob Spalding of Easley, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Soapstone Baptist Church

Bob Spalding of Easley, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Soapstone Baptist Church Info


Address: 296 Liberia Road, Pickens, SC 29671

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