Springfield Baptist Church

2619 Ashley River RD

Charleston, SC 29414

Get Directions

Phone: (843) 766-9971

City: Charleston

Region: Coastal & Islands

Springfield Baptist Church

The Springfield Baptist Church is one of the first, if not the oldest, remaining freely organized Black Baptist churches in the area. The Springfield Baptist Church was established as St. Andrew's Baptist Church in 1863. In 1871, Peter C. Gaillard, a local plantation owner, gave the two acres of land the church stands on to the congregation. The establishment of this church was the result of local efforts by the black community. It corresponds to the time during Reconstruction when many northern missionary efforts encouraged African Americans to withdraw from white congregations. The Springfield Baptist Church is unique in the fact that it was established locally. The establishment of Springfield Baptist Church became important to the African American communities in the area, and it provided a crucial transition from slavery to freedom.

You might also like:

Shem Creek Inn
Coast

Mount Pleasant

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
Located on scenic Shem Creek, Charleston's most photographed creek and home to the local shrimping fleet. Shem Creek Inn is the most desirable location this side of Historic Charleston! Minutes from Charleston's Historic District and only a short...
Lowcountry Oyster Festival
Coast

Mount Pleasant

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
The Oyster Festival is a one day tribute to the mighty mollusk so many of us know and love. It is little wonder that the Oyster Festival has been the highlight of Charleston’s “January-doldrums” for more than 35 years. Early on Sunday morning, two...
Holliday Inn
Coast

Folly Beach

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
The Holliday Inn of Folly Beach is located just two blocks from the Beach, is family owned and there are many great restaurants nearby. Whether you like water sports or just soaking up the rays, Folly has something for everyone. As you discover the...
Folly Beach County Park
Coast

Folly Beach

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
This park offers beach access with over 4,000 feet of ocean frontage. The park includes over 100 acres of highland, 2,000 feet. along the Folly River, sand bars and marsh. A picnic area, boardwalks, showers, dressing areas, and restrooms are among the...
Charleston Art Tours
Coast

Charleston

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
Fine Art Gallery Tour – We simplify and streamline the process and selection out of which art galleries to see in Charleston. One of the finest art destinations in the country with over 50 art galleries, we select which galleries are currently exhibiting...
Vincent Chicco's
Coast

Charleston

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
Vincent Chicco’s serves up Italian-American fare. Celebrated at Chicco's are classic flavors, domestic ingredients & house made pastas in a sophisticated atmosphere. Offering dinner nightly with a private banquet room to host up to 100 guests. Step back...