In an effort to document the history of Rocky Swamp, we are including the following news article.It appeared in the Greenwood Index-Journal on June 11, 2007.Storm Damage The below photos are from November of 2016, showing the church in a state of disrepair after suffering damage in late summer of 2016.
Tucked away in the rural Orangeburg County hamlet of Springfield sits the historic Rocky Swamp Methodist Church. The original church burned in 1859 and was replaced with this sanctuary by the following year.
Thought to be one of the oldest Methodist congregations in the area, the church was founded in 1831 at the site of a former campground known as Binnicker’s Campground. The church operated for much of the twentieth century but eventually fell into disuse.
Neeses-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.
Nearest cities: Livingston, SC (1.1 miles) , North, SC (2.4 miles ), Norway, SC (2.4 miles ), Woodford, SC (3.0 miles) , Springfield, SC (3.0 miles ), Salley, SC (3.2 miles ), Perry, SC (3.5 miles ), Cope, SC (3.6 miles) . Neeses-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.
The church and pastor Tommy Tucker welcomed members of the Rocky Swamp American Indian Ministries Worship Team to conduct Sunday’s service in their native tradition.