Popular Springs Baptist Church

Popular Springs Baptist Church is on Hwy 252 from Abbeville to Laurens.


Andrew Logan and Mary Jane McKee are both buried in the church cemetery.  Mary Jane’s mother, Obedience, and sister, Tryphenia, are also buried here next to them.

After Andrew’s death, Mary Jane moved into the town of Laurens in the Watts Mill area.  She most likely attended Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.


In June of 1794 Arthur Durham and David McGladery petitioned the Turkey Creek Baptist Church for the privilege of collecting members about them to see if they were “ripe for constitution.” On July the 14th 1794 the Poplar Springs Baptist Church was organized in Ware Shoals County, South Carolina. (“The Scrapbook, a Compilation of Historical Facts About Places and Events of Laurens County, South Carolina, Laurens County Historical Society and Laurens County Arts Council, 1982,” pg. 479 .)


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