Queen Chapel AME Church
The AME denomination experienced rapid growth after the Civil War and Queen Chapel was among the early churches founded. In 1865, Charleston born AME Bishop D.A. Payne returned to S.C. and brought a group of missionaries to Hilton Head Island. They met with Rev. James Lynch, who had come to S.C. in 1863 to perform missionary work among the Freedmen of Mitchelville.
KEYWORDS: AME, RECONSTRUCTION, MITCHELVILLE, HILTON HEAD ISLAND, BEAUFORT, GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR