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Live Oak Methodist Church — Manning, South Carolina

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Live Oak Methodist Church

This abandoned house of worship in Manning is no longer standing. Called Live Oak Methodist church, the congregation formed after the Civil War. The simple Greek Revival sanctuary shown here was built for the church around 1887. It served the parishioners of Live Oak Methodist for nearly a century, closing in February of 1986. Live oaks (Quercus virginiana) flank the entrance to the church, likely lending to its name.

Live Oak Methodist

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2006 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

In 1990 the South Carolina United Methodist Conference deeded the church and surrounding property to the Live Oak Cemetery Association. After sitting vacant and neglected for over two decades, the church was finally demolished in 2007 due to structural damage. Live Oak Cemetery lies adjacent to the empty lot on which the church stood.

Live Oak Church

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2006 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Clarendon County Archives sent the photo below and shares, “When Live Oak Church was damaged beyond saving and torn down, this monument was erected to preserve the memory of this beautiful church.”

Live Oak Monument

Clarendon County Archives of Manning, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Live Oak Methodist Church Info

Address: 7184 Kingstree Highway, Manning, SC 29102
GPS Coordinates: 33.686959,-80.057193

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