“Both education and religion were extremely important to the Presbyterian faith.”
4865 Hemingway Highway
City Directories and History: Established in 1757 and built in 1830, in the Greek Revival style which was commonly popular at the time. The church building was raised in the early 20th century and a basement and porch added.
Indiantown Community, located on State Highway 261 between Kingstree and Hemingway, was the first settlement away from early Kingstree. It took its name from the Indian village at the head of Black Mingo Swamp, where a tribe of Cape Fear Indians had settled for a time after the Yemassee War. After a few years they went back across the Santee and settled in Berkeley County where they mixed with other races. Today they are known as “Brass Ankles.”10 McGill makes an amusing comment on postal service in early days: “the Indiantown post office was kept by Mr. George McCutcheon at his home three miles above the church on the Kingstree road. A weekly mail was carried in a mail bag on horseback by a post boy. People seldom called at the post office for mail; the postmaster brought it to the church on Sundays, placed it on his church seat and distributed it as called for. Frequently, he had to hunt up the owners .
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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