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St. Matthew’s Parish — St. Matthews, South Carolina


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St. Matthew’s Parish Episcopal Church was established around 1765 on a road halfway between Charleston and Columbia. The first priest of St. Matthew’s was forced to leave due to his involvement with the Patriotic cause. He returned in 1785.

St. Matthews Parish Episcopal

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The current building was constructed in 1852 on donated land. The side door at the front of the church was the slave entrance, which led to the upstairs slave gallery. St. Matthew’s remains an active church and is part of the Diocese of South Carolina.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Parish

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St Matthew's Parish

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St. Matthew's Fort Motte

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St. Matthew’s Parish Info


Address: 1164 Fort Motte Road, St. Matthews, SC 29135
GPS Coordinates: 33.713837,-80.671427


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2 Comments about St. Matthew’s Parish

Catherine leeNo Gravatar says:
July 4th, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Has anyone ever heard of Motts Cemetery?

Penny Cosby Crawford says:
December 27th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I am so looking forward to visiting St. Matthew's Parish in Fort Motte!




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