The Old Stone Church" c1780. Lebanon Presbyterian Church, then called Jackson Creek Church, was built right in the middle of the turmoil of the Revolutionary War. In fact, due to Lord Cornwallis having his headquarters in nearby Winnsboro and a skirmish occurring not far from the church, sharpshooters would perch in the trees surrounding the stone house of worship during services to protect and warn the worshippers in the even of an enemy raid. ------------------
The church was organized in 1774 by Reverend John Simpson of Fishing Creek. Even the Reverend William Martin preached here on occasion. This was the second structure to serve the congregation. The first was a log structure.
This structure was used until 1892 when it was deemed unsafe after falling into disrepair. The remaining ruins are surrounded by many interesting graves and one very large memorial with no inscription anywhere (pic2). I found out that this was erected in the memory of Lt James Clark. He was a native of the Jackson Creek community and died at the Battle of Cherubusco in Mexico during the Mexican-American War in 1847. (Fairfield County, SC)