Purvis Chapel, Beaufort, North Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 56

Long Description:

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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Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1820

Age of Church building determined by?: Historical Society

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: AME Zion

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:00 AM

Street address of Church:
217 Craven Street
Beaufort, NC USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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