Berean Church / J.I. Washington Branch Library

The Berean Presbyterian Church was constructed c. 1900 and was used as an African American Presbyterian Church until at least 1924. The building was purchased from the synod and became the library for the county’s African American residents from 1932 to 1965. The Carpenter Gothic building is included in the Beaufort Historic District.

KEYWORDS: BEAUFORT COUNTY, BEAUFORT, PRESBYTERIAN, RECONSTRUCTION, GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR