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Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Church — Blenheim, South Carolina


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This simple church in Blenheim was built in 1834 as Great Pee Dee Presbyterian Church, founded by Archibald McQueen. It is considered one of the oldest – if not the oldest – remaining church buildings in Marlboro County. Two local Presbyterian churches later formed from this congregation – Bennettsville Presbyterian and Blenheim Presbyterian churches.

Pee Dee Baptist

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The church building was sold to an African-American congregation in 1891 and called Pee Dee Union Baptist Church and later, Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Church. The church’s first pastor, the Reverend Furman Peterkin, served Pee Dee Missionary Baptist until 1927.

Pee Dee Baptist

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The church was restored in 1945, and a new church building was completed on the same site as the historic sanctuary in 2008. Called the New Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Church, the modern church building sits in front of the original building. The churchyard contains the graves of members from both Great Pee Dee Presbyterian and Pee Dee Missionary Baptist churches.

Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Church Info


Address: 1908 South Carolina Highway 38 S, Blenheim, SC 29516
GPS Coordinates: 34.542616,-79.653879

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9 Comments about Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Church

Stephanie HundleyNo Gravatar says:
June 20th, 2018 at 6:09 am

My family is descended from the Peterkins and we are looking for the graves of my Great Great Grandparents,Jim Pete and Rachel Peterkin. I wonder if they are buried here?

Faith TalleyNo Gravatar says:
March 7th, 2018 at 2:09 pm

Actually he was my grandmother’s uncle. My family did some research on the family a couple of years ago. I will get more info for you.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
March 7th, 2018 at 1:51 pm

That’s so cool, Faith! Do you have any stories about him you can share? Even just basic life details? We’d love to be able to add more about him, and the church especially if you know anything. Thank you!

Faith TalleyNo Gravatar says:
March 7th, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Rev Furman Peterkin was my grandmother’s grandfather.

Curtis LittleNo Gravatar says:
March 7th, 2018 at 8:31 am

Had some good times in that church.

Marcus WilliamsNo Gravatar says:
January 8th, 2018 at 4:27 pm

My Great Grandfather was a former pastor; Rev. James Arthur Williams.

Tammy WicksNo Gravatar says:
June 20th, 2018 at 6:17 am

Ancestry.com indicates that a Furman Peterkin was the son of ”Jim Pete” (James Peterkin) & Rachel Thomas Peterkin? I do notice that the name was used multiple times though.

Tammy WicksNo Gravatar says:
June 20th, 2018 at 6:13 am

Does anyone know if there is a list of people who were buried there? I was looking for my Great Great Grandparents, ”Jim Pete” (James Peterkin) & Rachel Thomas Peterkin?

Elder Michael SmithNo Gravatar says:
January 8th, 2018 at 3:34 pm

My great-great father Deacon Gray Peterkin was on the first Deacon Board of this church and many PETERKIN relatives are buried here too.




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