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Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church — Summerton, South Carolina

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Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

The Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church is located on Granby Lane, just off US 301 east of Summerton. The church serves a large congregation in the Summerton and surrounding areas.

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

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After the Civil War, African-Americans were given the opportunity to worship as they pleased, but many in this area had no place to worship. The freed slaves began holding services under what was called a “Bush Arbor” up until the year 1885, when the white Baptist owners of this building offered to sell them this church, which was severely damaged by a fire and in need of repair. The local African-American Baptists bought this building and land on March 23, 1885 for $400.

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church received its historical roadside marker in 1992.

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church Info

Address: Granby Lane, Summerton, SC 29148
GPS Coordinates: 33.607841,-80.334634

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church Map

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5 Comments about Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

Carol Canty says:
January 26th, 2018 at 6:37 pm

Hello, When I was a child, my Dad always took us to Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church. Whenever we were in South Carolina, which was two weeks every summer, we attended the family church. Interested to know if you have pictures of all the Pastor’s for your church.

Julia Robinson says:
January 12th, 2016 at 10:59 am

So glad to be a member at Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church since 1995.

Tracy Owens says:
November 15th, 2015 at 1:02 am

i would like to know if Pvt Leroy Thompson is buried there. He was part of thaat Ribbon Creek uncident at Parris Island in 1956.

Gussie Lovelle says:
July 22nd, 2015 at 7:21 pm

My Mother's Church

Vernice L Gamble says:
March 19th, 2015 at 7:43 pm

My great grandparents (Fordham Mary and John) childrens Julia, Mary, Susan, Martha and Virgina were members until they moved to Manning. I searching out the history of my family so I thought I should still with Church.


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