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One Hundred Years of the 

United Presbyterian Church Greenville

 

submitted by Sue Elliott

 

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tent pitched on the lot in the old U. P. cemetery grounds, north of the present Catholic church, on North High street.  On this lot a rude log church was built about the year 1802 or 1903.  In the year 1813 William Scott, who then owned land in West Greenville, donated the congregation the present lot.

The first church on the present lot was built about 1813.  It was not a very inviting structure, being built on piles which formed under it a rude shed where the sheep and pigs found shelter from the sun and storm, frequently, annoying the worshippers within.

At the same time, Mr. McLean settled here, this section was a complete wilderness.  The Indian roamed through the forests, and the wild animals made night hideous with their howlings.  Travelers made their way on horse

 

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Rev. D. H. Anderson McLean, Pastor 

1841 - 1852

 

Mrs. Anderson McLean

 

 

                      

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