St. James United Methodist Church – Darlington, South Carolina
South Carolina | SC Picture Project | Darlington County Photos | St. James United Methodist Church
This modern-looking brick church in Darlington was actually founded shortly after the Civil War. Established in 1866 by freedmen, its original name was Pearl Street Methodist Episcopal Church. According to local lore, the church’s bell was given to the congregation by Federal troops, who had taken it from neighboring St. John’s Academy.
Support for the founding of this church, now called St. James United Methodist Church, was provided by the Methodist Episcopal Church Missionary Society. The congregation erected a building for worship on this site in 1866, which doubled as a school house. That building was replaced by another one in 1883, and the second church was succeeded by the current brick building, completed in 1960.
St. James United Methodist Church Info
Address: 312 Pearl Street, Darlington, SC 29532
GPS Coordinates: 34.300956,-79.874858
St. James United Methodist Church Map
St. James United 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 St. James United 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!
St. James United Methodist Church - Related Entries
You may not use them in any form without written consent.