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Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church

105 N. Johnson St.
Kershaw, SC 29067
(803) 475-8636

This is believed to have been the first separate African-American congregation established in Kershaw in the early 20th century. The church was named for Isom Caleb Clinton, a former slave who was a prominent minister in the AME. Zion Church and was ordained a bishop in 1892. The present church was built in 1909 and has undergone few alterations since that time. It stands as an intact example of the Gothic Revival style church architecture common in the period, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is representative of an early 20th-century institution in Kershaw's black community. View from outside; open on Sundays.