Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church (HM4U1)

Location: Fairfax, SC 29827 Allendale County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 2.417', W 81° 9.613'

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(Front Text )
This church was organized in 1851 by Revs.Lewis Parker and John Hoover, with twelvecharter members and Rev. Hoover as its first minister. The congregation has worshipped on this site, on land donatedby Mathias Mathis, since it was organized.It first met under a brush arbor, then in alog church built in 1852. The secondsanctuary here, a frame church, was builtin 1887.
( Reverse Text )
The present sanctuary here, built in 1949,is attached to the 1887 church; it wasremodeled in 1984 and again in 1991.Four members later became Southern Baptist ministers: Revs. W.E. Weekley,W.H. Dowling, G.D. Kinard and W.E. Brant.Pastors with the longest tenures at Bethelwere Revs. John Hoover ( 1851 ~ 68 ) andL.S. Shealy ( 1917 ~ 20 and 1934 ~ 47 ).
HM NumberHM4U1
Marker Number3-10
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Congregation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 485040 N 3655764
Decimal Degrees33.04028333, -81.16021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.417', W 81° 9.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 25.02" N, 81° 9' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1828-1874 SC-641, Fairfax SC 29827, US
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