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[[File:South%20Carolina1.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Source: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_USA_SC.svg Wikipedia Commons]'']]   [[File:South%20Carolina2.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Source: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_USA_SC.svg Wikipedia Commons]'']]    South Carolina is located in the southern region of the United States of America. It borders [[Georgia (USA)|Georgia]] to the south and [[North Carolina (USA)|North Carolina]] to the north. The state is 32,020 square miles (82,931 km²) and had a population estimated in 2008 of 4,479,800. In 2000, 68.88% of the population was White and 30.01% was African American. At that time the religious affiliations of people in South Carolina was as follows: Southern Baptist: 45%; Methodist: 15%; Presbyterian: 5%; Other Protestant: 19%; Roman Catholic: 7%; Other Christian: 1%; Other Religions: 1%; and Non-Religious: 7%.
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South Carolina is located in the southern region of the United States of America. It borders [[Georgia (USA)|Georgia]] to the south and [[North Carolina (USA)|North Carolina]] to the north. The state is 32,020 square miles (82,931 km²) and had a population estimated in 2008 of 4,479,800. In 2000, 68.88% of the population was White and 30.01% was African American. At that time the religious affiliations of people in South Carolina was as follows: Southern Baptist: 45%; Methodist: 15%; Presbyterian: 5%; Other Protestant: 19%; Roman Catholic: 7%; Other Christian: 1%; Other Religions: 1%; and Non-Religious: 7%.
  
 
Since the 1950s Mennonites have moved into South Carolina and established a number of congregations and outreach centers. In 1988 the [[Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship|Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship]] had two congregations with a membership of 174. The[[Southeast Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)| Southeast Conference]] (MC) had two congregations (one of which also belonged to the Afro-American Mennonite Association), with membership of 56, and the [[Southeastern Mennonite Conference|Southeastern Mennonite Conference]] had one congregation with membership of 79. In addition to these churches in 1988 there were three Mennonite congregations that were not affiliated with any conference. Their total membership was 216.
 
Since the 1950s Mennonites have moved into South Carolina and established a number of congregations and outreach centers. In 1988 the [[Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship|Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship]] had two congregations with a membership of 174. The[[Southeast Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)| Southeast Conference]] (MC) had two congregations (one of which also belonged to the Afro-American Mennonite Association), with membership of 56, and the [[Southeastern Mennonite Conference|Southeastern Mennonite Conference]] had one congregation with membership of 79. In addition to these churches in 1988 there were three Mennonite congregations that were not affiliated with any conference. Their total membership was 216.
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South Carolina is located in the southern region of the United States of America. It borders Georgia to the south and North Carolina to the north. The state is 32,020 square miles (82,931 km²) and had a population estimated in 2008 of 4,479,800. In 2000, 68.88% of the population was White and 30.01% was African American. At that time the religious affiliations of people in South Carolina was as follows: Southern Baptist: 45%; Methodist: 15%; Presbyterian: 5%; Other Protestant: 19%; Roman Catholic: 7%; Other Christian: 1%; Other Religions: 1%; and Non-Religious: 7%.

Since the 1950s Mennonites have moved into South Carolina and established a number of congregations and outreach centers. In 1988 the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship had two congregations with a membership of 174. The Southeast Conference (MC) had two congregations (one of which also belonged to the Afro-American Mennonite Association), with membership of 56, and the Southeastern Mennonite Conference had one congregation with membership of 79. In addition to these churches in 1988 there were three Mennonite congregations that were not affiliated with any conference. Their total membership was 216.

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Horsch, James E., ed. Mennonite Yearbook and Directory. Scottdale: Mennonite Publishing House (1988-89): 41, 79, 97-99, 166-168.


Author(s) Reynold Sawatzky
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published February 2009


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Sawatzky, Reynold and Richard D. Thiessen. "South Carolina (USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2009. Web. 23 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=South_Carolina_(USA)&oldid=114436.

APA style

Sawatzky, Reynold and Richard D. Thiessen. (February 2009). South Carolina (USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=South_Carolina_(USA)&oldid=114436.




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