Zion Lutheran Church / Dreher's Fort

Zion Lutheran Church / Dreher's Fort (HME87)

Location: Lexington, SC 29072 Lexington County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 1.259', W 81° 9.257'

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Zion Lutheran Church
This congregation, the oldest continuing church in Lexington County, originated with pioneers who settled in this area in the 1740s. Organized at Zion in 1787 was the "Corpus Evangelicum," consisting of fifteen congregations to supervise the German churches in the state's interior. The church was located at two previous sites near the river before moving here in 1922.

Dreher's Fort
An early frontier fort was built near here by Godfrey Dreher on land that he received in the 1740s. During the Cherokee War in 1760, the fort provided protection from hostile indians for 121 men, women, and children. Near the fort on Twelve Mile Creek was the first location of Zion Church.
HM NumberHME87
Marker Number32-16
Year Placed1986
Placed ByCongregation of Zion Lutheran Church (Zion Church Side); Pineview Ruritan Club (Dreher's Ford Side)
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 485755 N 3764493
Decimal Degrees34.02098333, -81.15428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.259', W 81° 9.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 15.54" N, 81° 9' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 182-192 State Rd S-32-68, Lexington SC 29072, US
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