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Woodward Baptist Church

1570 Ashford Rd.
Chester, SC 29706
Phone:
(803) 377-3596

Mrs. Jefferson Davis and children were passengers on one of the trains that arrived in Chester. When the wagons carrying the gold and silver left, she and the other women were placed in an ambulance as a mode of transportation. Heavy rains left the roads muddy and almost impassable. When the wagons bogged down, the first lady carried her baby in her arms and walked about six miles to the church where they slept on the pews. 3.5 miles south of Chester. (Accessible from 72/321 By-pass).