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 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.
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Address: 296 Liberia Road, Pickens, SC 29671
GPS Coordinates: 35.014012,-82.631706
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