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Blue Branch Presbyterian Church

655 Blanton Rd.
Sharon, SC 29742

One of the oldest African-American church in the region. It was established shortly after the Civil War and is called the mother of all other local black churches. The grave of Ellison Sanders, who "was killed in 1884 because of his Democratic Principles",is located behind the church and the marker states that it was "erected by his white friends". Although regular services are no longer held at Blue Branch, the Friends of Blue Branch hold a camp meeting at the church on the first Sunday afternoon in September each year. Contact Billy Powell (864) 545-6370 or Johnny McKnight  (803) 927-7365.