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Old Stone Church

Old Stone Church
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101 Stone Circle
Clemson, SC 29631


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Early 1800s church, burial place for Rev War General

Though it ceased to function as a house of worship in the 1830s, the Old Stone Church (circa 1797-1803) continues to serve as a resting place for some of the state’s most notable individuals, including Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens. Originally called the Stone Meeting House, the church was an early leader in allowing slaves to become members. In addition to functioning as a church, it also served as a school, and in 1919 the first Sunday school in the Upstate was held there. The builders of the church knew that living close to Native Americans was dangerous and built it so that it could double as a fort if needed: heavy wooden doors, for example, would close over the glass windows to add protection.