First known as Little River and later as Ebenezer, the congregation was part of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The congregation built a brick meeting house, completed in 1788 and underwent renovations over the years. It remains one of the oldest church buildings in upper South Carolina. It was damaged during the civil war. The Union forces ripped up the floor of the church to build a temporary bridge over the river. One Union soldier penciled the following message, which is still visible on the wall at the rear entrance: Citizens of this community: Please excuse us for defacing your house of worship so much. It was absolutely necessary to effect a crossing over the Creek, as the Rebs destroyed the bridge. – A Yankee🇺🇸

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Photo taken at: Old Brick Church (Fairfield County, South Carolina)

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