First Union African Baptist — Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
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The church was built on the grounds of Mary Field Plantation, a former cotton plantation owned by John Stoddard. In the early 1880s, Stoddard divided the plantation into separate lots and sold 12 acres to freed slaves for the purpose of building a church and cemetery. The first church was constructed in 1881 and served the congregation until 1884, when it was destroyed by a fire. The current structure was completed in 1885 and continues to hold regular services.
The church is included in the Daufuskie Island Historic District.
First Union African Baptist Info
Address: School Road, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915
GPS Coordinates: 32.106507,-80.875962
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