Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church (HMI4H)

Location: Sumter, SC 29154 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 49.591', W 80° 23.717'

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(Front text)
Bethel (Black River) Baptist Church was organized in 1780 and admitted to the Charleston Baptist Association in 1782. Its mother church was High Hills Baptist Church. Bethel was incorporated in December 1823. The Reverend Solomon Thomson served as its first pastor. John China, Revolutionary War veteran, is buried in the cemetery.

(Reverse text)
The land for this church was donated by Hezekiah and Jesse Nettles. The present sanctuary, third on this site, was erected in 1849, of dense-grained Rosemary pine; all material cut and sawed by hand, the joints mortised and pegged. In 1967 a remodeling preserved the original dimensions, roof line, framing timbers, flooring, ceiling, and gallery.
HM NumberHMI4H
Marker Number43-17
Year Placed1974
Placed BySumter County Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 555957 N 3743085
Decimal Degrees33.82651667, -80.39528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 49.591', W 80° 23.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 49' 35.46" N, 80° 23' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2407-2499 Bethel Church Rd, Sumter SC 29154, US
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