Purvis Chapel, Beaufort, North Carolina
Posted by: showbizkid
N 34° 43.124 W 076° 39.762
18S E 347750 N 3843110
Quick Description: Purvis Chapel is the oldest church in continuous use in Beaufort. This church was originally built as a Methodist church and later given to the AME Zion congregation. This church is one of three in Beaufort that border on the Old Burying Ground cemetery.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2006 11:44:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMJA0
Purvis Chapel is Beaufort's oldest continuously used church. Built in 1820, it stands on the same block as the Ann Street United Methodist Church. Originally built by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Purvis Chapel was later deeded to the AME Zion congregation and is still owned by that group. The church's bell was cast in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1797. The church today, though modified somewhat, closely resembles the original structure.
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