St. Marks Parish, South Carolina

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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina|South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St._Marks_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Mark's Parish]]''  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
St. Mark's Parish has served historic [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven]] County and [[Camden District, South Carolina|Camden]] District. At present, it falls within the political jurisdiction of [[Sumter County, South Carolina|Sumter]] county.  
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Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the [[South Carolina Church Records#Church_of_England_.28Anglican.2C_Protestant_Episcopal.29|Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church)]]. Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
 
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South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
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=== Founded  ===
 
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[[St._Marks_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Mark's Parish]] (originally in Summerton, Clarendon, SC, now in Pinewood, Sumter, SC) was created in 1757 from the northwest side of [[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick Parish]] in the far northwest side of [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven County]].<ref>Wikipedia.com, "St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Pinewood, South Carolina)" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mark%27s_Episcopal_Church_%28Pinewood,_South_Carolina%29 (accessed 4 June 2011).</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary  ===
 
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*Borders [[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick]], [[St. Davids Parish, South Carolina|St. David's]], [[St. Matthews Parish, South Carolina|St. Matthew's]], and&nbsp;[[St. Stephens Parish, South Carolina|St. Stephen's]] parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
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'''Borders:''' [[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick]], [[St. Davids Parish, South Carolina|St. David's]], [[St. Matthews Parish, South Carolina|St. Matthew's]], and&nbsp;[[St. Stephens Parish, South Carolina|St. Stephen's]] parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
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St. Mark's Parish has served historic [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven]] County and [[Camden District, South Carolina|Camden]] District. At present, it falls within the political jurisdiction of&nbsp;[[Sumter County, South Carolina|Sumter]] county.  
  
 
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Revision as of 12:51, 6 June 2011

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Contents

History

Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church). Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.[1]

Founded

St. Mark's Parish (originally in Summerton, Clarendon, SC, now in Pinewood, Sumter, SC) was created in 1757 from the northwest side of Prince Frederick Parish in the far northwest side of Craven County.[2]

Boundary

Borders: Prince Frederick, St. David's, St. Matthew's, and St. Stephen's parishes. For a map, see: Early parishes in South Carolina. An overlay of districts is available at Carolana.com.

St. Mark's Parish has served historic Craven County and Camden District. At present, it falls within the political jurisdiction of Sumter county.

Resources

Cemeteries

Select graves from St. Mark's Parish Church Cemetery are described at Find A Grave.

The tombstones at Richardson Cemetery, a private burial ground within the parish, have been transcribed:

  • "Tombstone Inscriptions, Richardson Cemetery: Located in Old St. Mark's Parish; Four Miles Southeast of Remini, Clarendon County, S.C.," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan. 1927):55-68. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Parish History

  • Burgess, James M. Chronicles of St. Mark's Parish, Santee Circuit, and Williamsburg Township, South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.: Charles A. Calvo, Jr., Printer, 1888. Digital version at Google Books; FHL Film 908980 Item 9
  • Richardson, Thomas E. The Parish of St. Mark. FHL Film 954248 Item 9.

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 13, St. Mark's Parish, pages 323-325, in:

  • Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

Parish Records

Websites

References

  1. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
  2. Wikipedia.com, "St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Pinewood, South Carolina)" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mark%27s_Episcopal_Church_%28Pinewood,_South_Carolina%29 (accessed 4 June 2011).