Tag Archives: South Carolina

Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church

Asbury, Cherokee County, South Carolina

This church served the Black communities of Asbury, Thicketty, and Whig Hill. Built in the 1880s, the church held services until the 1940s. It was listed on the National Register in 2012.

This Gothic Revival church is one of the few extant Black churches built in South Carolina prior to 1900 that is still standing.

Sam Nuckles, a Reconstruction Era politician, is buried in the cemetery.

Mt Carmel Presbyterian Church

Mount Carmel, McCormick County, South Carolina

Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church sits atop a small hill in Mount Carmel, South Carolina. It creates a picturesque view along the road. The church was built in 1890, and the congregation used it until the 1950s.

Hope Rosenwald School, Newberry County

Built in 1925 for $2,200, the Hope School located in Pomaria, South Carolina is a two-teacher plan school. The school was open until 1954, but then it was closed after the consolidation of public schools. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

“Little Earle” Martin

Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina

“Little Earle Martin, the loved and loving son, was the son of B. E. & Della Martin. Born December 29, 1880. Died September 11, 1891.”

Thou art in realms of endless light, where sin nor suffering ne’er can blight, our Angel, Little Earle.

Located in the Laurens City Cemetery.