Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church

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Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church
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Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church is located in South Carolina
Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church
Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church is located in the US
Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church
Location 582 Asbury Rd., near Pacolet, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°55′54″N 81°39′38″W / 34.93167°N 81.66056°W / 34.93167; -81.66056Coordinates: 34°55′54″N 81°39′38″W / 34.93167°N 81.66056°W / 34.93167; -81.66056
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1880 (1880)
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 12000370[1]
Added to NRHP June 27, 2012

Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church, also known as Mulberry Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Mulberry Chapel, is a historic Methodist church located near Pacolet, Cherokee County, South Carolina. It was built about 1880, and is a one-story, vernacular Gothic Revival style frame church building. It is one of only a few extant African-American churches in South Carolina dating from the first 25 years after the American Civil War. Also on the property is a cemetery with approximately 20 marked graves and an additional 20 or more unmarked ones. Headstones date from 1888 to the 1960s. The most prominent figure associated with the cemetery is Samuel Nuckles, a former slave who served in the 1868 Constitutional Convention and represented Union County in the South Carolina House of Representatives during Reconstruction, between 1868 and 1872.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 6/25/12 through 6/29/12. National Park Service. 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church, Cherokee County (582 Asbury Rd., Pacolet vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Evan Alexander Kutzler (May 2012). "Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.