South Carolina Picture Project
South Carolina Picture Project

Pine Grove AME Church — Manning, South Carolina

SC Picture Project  |  Clarendon County  |  Pine Grove AME Church

Adopt A South Carolina Landmark
Pine Grove AME Church

This brick church tucked in the farmlands of Manning is the fourth location to serve this congregation since its inception in the late nineteenth century. The church formed sometime in the late 1800s as rural Spring Grove Church. Soon after its formation construction of a new road began, and the congregation relocated to a stand of pines on the Old Santee River in neighboring Greeleyville. The congregation built a church and called it Pine Grove for its sylvan locale.

Pine Grove Church

Chris Walsh of Manning, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The congregation quickly grew, and by 1918 a larger church building was needed. On September 29, 1919, the cornerstone of the second Pine Grove AME Church was laid. As families grew and more people moved to the area, the church body continued to expand. Wear-and-tear from the increasing membership also took its toll on the sanctuary, and construction on the present building commenced in 1957, commemorated with a cornerstone. A second cornerstone, embedded in 1963, marks the completion of the church. Since that year an education building has been added, and in 1994 the church was refurbished. Pine Grove AME Church continues to thrive with an active congregation.

Pine Grove AME Church Info

Address: 7999 Kenwood Road, Manning, SC 29102
GPS Coordinates: 33.545428,-80.080796

Pine Grove AME Church Map

Please Share Your Thoughts!

Did you enjoy this page? Do you have any information we should add? Send us your comments below — we can't wait to hear from you!

2 Comments about Pine Grove AME Church

SCIWAY says:
July 11th, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Hello Dorinda, yes there is a cemetery there! For a detailed listing of the graves found there this has a listing:

July 11th, 2017 at 9:43 am

My dad grew up in Greeleyville, SC and his family attended Pine Grove Baptist Church. I was just wondering if there is a cemetery next to the church? That’s where my grandparents are buried Ella Ned, Emanuel Ned and my aunt Ellen Ned Murray.


Join Us on Facebook
Search for Landmarks


Abbeville ACE Basin Adams Run Aiken Alcolu 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 Cayce Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Chesterfield Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Cordesville Courthouses Darlington Daufuskie Island Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Erhardt Eutawville Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Fort Mill Fountain Inn Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Great Falls Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hardeeville Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Holly Hill Honea Path Hopkins Hotels & Inns Huger Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Jamestown Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Lowndesville 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 Pinewood Pinopolis Plantations Pomaria Port Royal Post Offices Prosperity Ravenel Restaurants Ridgeland Ridge Spring Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Santee 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 Stateburg Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Sunset Sunsets Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Troy Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Ware Shoals Waterfalls Water Towers Wedgefield West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Woodruff Yemassee York