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Happy Home Baptist Church — Allendale, South Carolina

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Happy Home Baptist Church

Happy Home Baptist Church is located in the heart of Allendale. The congregation was founded shortly after the Civil War, when it met under a brush arbor in the Wood settlement of what was then Barnwell County.

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Mike Stroud of Bluffton, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Some years later, the congregation moved to the Zion Branch community near Old Allendale, where members built their first sanctuary and adopted the name Zion Branch Baptist Church. They continued to worship there until 1875, when a new sanctuary was constructed and renamed Happy Home Baptist Church.

The current structure, a brick Gothic Revival building, was constructed in 1911, replacing the wooden frame sanctuary. Happy Home Baptist Church received its state historical marker in 2011.

Happy Home Baptist Church Info

Address: 336 Railroad Avenue West, Allendale, SC 29810
GPS Coordinates: 33.009842,-81.309493

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2 Comments about Happy Home Baptist Church

SC Picture Project says:
April 9th, 2019 at 5:18 pm

How fantastic to hear of the family connection and happy belated birthday to your father! We are not directly affiliated with the Happy Home Baptist Church but we did search and find a phone number listed for them, here it is: (803)-584-4281. We hope this helps your search!

Wanda McMillan Brooks says:
April 8th, 2019 at 3:39 pm


My name is Wanda McMillan Brooks and my father, Joseph Franklin McMillan is from Allendale, South Carolina. On my father’s past birthday in February he reached the glorious age of 101 years old. My father’s father, James Saxton McMillan, served as a deacon at Happy Home Baptist Church. My father could not recall the dates his father was a deacon. I would like to do some research on our family’ relationship with Happy Home Baptist Church. In fact, I would like to visit and attend a service (my father is not very mobile now). I truly look forward to your response.


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