Bethel Presbyterian Church

Bethel Presbyterian Church (HM4CO)

Location: Walterboro, SC 29488 Colleton County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 54.308', W 80° 39.482'

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Inscription
[Front text]
This church, originally located at Jacksonboro, was founded in 1728 by Rev. Archibald Stobo (d.1741), father of the Presbyterian church in S.C. The first building at Jacksonboro was replaced in 1746 by a "hansome sanctuary" that stood until it was destroyed by a forest fire in 1886. A summer chapel built on this site in 1821 was a branch of the Jacksonboro church.

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By 1830s the Walterboro church became the main sanctuary under the leadership of Rev. Edward Palmer(1788-1882), minister here 1827-32, 1844-45, and 1862-74. A second frame church, built here in 1860-61, was destroyed by a tornado in 1879. It was replaced by another frame church in 1880, which burned in 1966. The present brick sanctuary, the fourth on this site, was built in 1969.
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Details
HM NumberHM4CO
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Colleton County Historical Society series
Tags
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceChurch/House of Worship
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number15-19
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:23pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 531979 N 3640821
Decimal Degrees32.90513333, -80.65803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 54.308', W 80° 39.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 54' 18.4800" N, 80° 39' 28.9200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803, 843
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 406 Church St, Walterboro SC 29488, US
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