tep back in time through the ancient doors of the Swift Creek Baptist Church. Recently restored under the auspices of the South Carolina Department of History and Archives, this two-story Greek Revival structure, built in 1827, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Not far from the church is the site of a catastrophe which occurred in May, 1860. A party of some 70 or 80 young people including families with children, met on a Saturday beside the pond to picnic and fish. Late in the afternoon 30 or more of them crowded upon a flatboat to enjoy a ride on the pond.
Out in the pond, something, perhaps a stump just below the surface of the water, caused the boat to list suddenly and to leak. This caused a panic among the passengers, who rushed to one side, causing the boat to sink. Those who could swim tried to save the lives of the others, but in the end 25 young persons were drowned.
With prior reservations, the church is open to groups and to the public, and is available for weddings and meetings.
he perfect spot for meetings, parties and receptions, or even an overnight adventure to this unique and charming period community, Rosa Lee's Cottage features a cozy and comfortable interior, modern kitchen, delightful wrap-around porch and outside picnic area for your total pleasure.