Furman Methodist

Furman Methodist Church, Furman, Alabama (Wilcox County)
Furman Methodist Church, Furman, Alabama (Wilcox County)

In addition to Furman’s Bethsaida Baptist, the small town has a Methodist Church around the corner.  Furman Methodist, built in 1882, replaced an earlier version from 1857.  The Greek Revival influenced design includes an octagonal bell tower and six box columns leading into the church.  It’s included as part of the Furman Historic District’s entry into the National Register of Historic Places.

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Kempt Shore Presbyterian

Kempt Shore United Church and Cemetery, Hants County, Nova Scotia
Kempt Shore United Church and Cemetery, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Kempt Shore Presbyterian Church is in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s a wood frame church built on a sandstone block foundation and includes a basement.  The church was built in 1865 at the junction of the Avon River and Minas Basin by a former shipyard owner.   It became part of the United Church of Canda in the early 1900s and services were held in the church until 1967.  The church was added to the the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Mt. Olivet Presbyterian

Mount Olivet Church, South Carolina
Mount Olivet Church, Fairfield County, South Carolina

This historic Presbyterian church in Winnsboro, South Carolina dates from 1869. It’s a brick building with stucco on a granite foundation.  The Presbyterians have had a congregation in the area since before 1785.  An old cemetery surrounds the church that includes veterans of the American Revolutionary War.

Augustana Swedish Lutheran

Augustana Swedish Lutheran Church, near Sheyenne, North Dakota (Eddy County)
Augustana Swedish Lutheran Church, near Sheyenne, North Dakota (Eddy County)

This is another abandoned church in a remote area of North Dakota.  Augustana Swedish Lutheran was built in 1907 and was part of the large Scandinavian community that settled in the Dakotas. A visit inside the church was brief as there was a suffocating build up of bird/bat guano.  But a couple photos are included below.

 

Stoney Creek Presbyterian

Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church, Hampton County, South Carolina
Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church, Hampton County, South Carolina

The official name of this church is Stoney Creek Presbyterian Chapel of Prince William Parish.  It has a long history to go with the name.  It was organized in 1743, and the Greek Revival chapel was built in 1833.  Union troops used the chapel as a hospital which may explain why it survived the war.  The Congregation lasted until 1967 and the church is now maintained by a Presbyterian church in Beaufort, South Carolina.  In the 1990s, the church appeared in a scene from the movie Forrest Gump where Tom Hanks prayed they would find some shrimp. In 2002 it was also added to the National Register of Historic Places.