South Carolina

First United Methodist Church – Clover, South Carolina

South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  York County Photos  |  First United Methodist Church

This brick church in downtown Clover was established in 1900 when a Methodist minister from nearby York, the Reverend S.H. Booth, traveled to town to preach. At that time, Clover – which began as a railroad town in 1876 – had no Methodist church. Those interested met in the Presbyterian church until the group organized its own church in 1901. That year, the Reverend J.M. Shell became the congregation’s first minister, and with his oversight an oblong frame building was constructed on a North Main Street lot donated by H.B. Maxwell. As the church membership grew over the following years, the need for more space led to an addition to the frame church in 1906.

First United Methodist Church

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The church suffered a fire in 1928, which damaged the roof so badly that the congregation had to meet in a neighboring community house. Members decided against repairing the church, opting to build anew to accommodate an ever-growing congregation. The church purchased the current Bethel Street lot that same year, and following a successful revival held at the community center with so many attendees that overflow was housed in the local Presbyterian church, the congregation decided not to hesitate on building. Construction began shortly thereafter. By 1929, this stately edifice held its first worship service. Since then, three additions to the church have been built: in 1961, when an education building was erected; in 1969, when a a parsonage was constructed; and in 2004, when offices were added.

First United Methodist Church Info

Address: 124 Bethel Street, Clover, SC
GPS Coordinates: 35.109543,-81.224574

First United Methodist Church Map

First 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 First 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!


The South Carolina Picture Project is a volunteer project which earns no profit. We work hard to ensure its accuracy, but if you see a mistake, please know that it is not intentional and that we are more than happy to update our information if it is incorrect. That said, our goal is to create something positive for our state, so please make your comments constructive if you would like them to be published. Thank you!


Join Us on Facebook
Our 5 Goals
Our Contributors
Add Info
Add Pictures
Search for Pictures
Missing Landmarks


Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Banks Barns & Farms Barnwell Batesburg-Leesville Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Cordesville Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Fountain Inn Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Honea Path Hopkins Huger Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Pacolet Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinopolis Plantations Port Royal Post Offices Ravenel Restaurants Ridge Spring Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Sunset Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York

© 2018, LLC All rights reserved.