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Ebenezer Baptist Church – Trenton, South Carolina

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The quiet town of Trenton in Edgefield County was home to one of the state’s most volatile figures, South Carolina governor and United States senator Benjamin “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman. Ebenezer Baptist Church, formed in 1871, served as Tillman’s church.

Ebenezer Baptist Trenton

Larry Gleason of Aiken, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pitchfork Ben earned his notorious nickname by telling his constituents he would go to Washington and “stick a pitchfork in the rump” of President Grover Cleveland.

Ebenezer Church Interior

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

He is also remembered for his beliefs on white supremacy and for advocating the lynching of blacks. He once famously stated that black men “must remain subordinate or be exterminated.”

Ebenezer Cemetery

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Tillman helped establish two colleges – Winthrop University and Clemson University. Each campus has a building called Tillman Hall, named for the former governor. Tillman Hall on the Clemson University campus is an iconic symbol in South Carolina.

Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery

Larry Gleason of Aiken, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Tillman, who died in 1918, is interred in the churchyard at Ebenezer Baptist.

Tillman Grave

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Ebenezer Baptist Church Info

Address: 303 Airport Road, Trenton, SC 29847
GPS Coordinates: 33.735571,-81.833076

Ebenezer Baptist Church Map

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One Comment about Ebenezer Baptist Church

Durant AshmoreNo Gravatar says:
January 10th, 2015 at 9:44 am

The statue of Tillman on the state house grounds should be given the same treatment as Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad.


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