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All Saints Episcopal Church

Houses of God | Beech Island, S.C.

Issue: "After Osama," May 21, 2011

All Saints Episcopal Church in Beech Island, S.C., was built in 1831 as the home of a Presbyterian church led by evangelist N.H. Hoyt. The church hosted a presbytery meeting in 1860 and eventually joined other Southern churches in breaking with Northern Presbyterians at the beginning of the Civil War when asked to pledge their allegiance to the union. With the congregation dwindling, the Presbyterians sold the church building to an Episcopal mission for $5,000 in the 1950s.

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