Black River Presbyterian and Ivanhoe Baptist Churches

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Black River Presbyterian and Ivanhoe Baptist Churches
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Black River Presbyterian Church, February 2009
Black River Presbyterian and Ivanhoe Baptist Churches is located in North Carolina
Black River Presbyterian and Ivanhoe Baptist Churches
Black River Presbyterian and Ivanhoe Baptist Churches is located in the US
Black River Presbyterian and Ivanhoe Baptist Churches
Location SR 1102 E of SR 1100, Ivanhoe, North Carolina
Coordinates 34°36′12″N 78°14′25″W / 34.60333°N 78.24028°W / 34.60333; -78.24028Coordinates: 34°36′12″N 78°14′25″W / 34.60333°N 78.24028°W / 34.60333; -78.24028
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1859
Architectural style Greek Revival, Gothic Revival
MPS Sampson County MRA
NRHP reference # 86000550[1]
Added to NRHP March 17, 1986

Black River Presbyterian and Ivanhoe Baptist Churches are historic Presbyterian and Baptist churches located on SR 1102 east of SR 1100 in Ivanhoe, Sampson County, North Carolina. Associated with each church is a cemetery. Among the founders of the Black River Presbyterian congregation were immigrants, from Isle of Arran, Patrick Murphy (1720-1785) and Elizabeth Kelso (1724-1798), who are buried in the Black River Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The original wooden markers for these graves, now in Sampson County History Museum, were replaced by marble stones. The current Black River Presbyterian Church structure was built in 1859, and is a one-story, temple form, Greek Revival style frame church with an impressive pillared portico. The Ivanhoe Baptist Church was built in 1893 or 1895, and is a vernacular Gothic Revival style frame church. The Presbyterian congregation was founded in 1740 by Scots from the Island of Arran and from mainland Scotland.[2]

They were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Thomas Butchko and Jim Sumner (June 1985). "Black River Presbyterian and Ivanhoe Baptist Churches" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.