First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church (HMIBC)

Location: Sumter, SC 29150 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 55.219', W 80° 20.366'

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(Front text)
Organized in 1813 with 13 members, this branch of Stateburg's High Hills of Santee Baptist Church (founded before 1772) became an independent congregation on September 24, 1820. It became known as Sumterville Baptist Church, and among early ministers who preached there were Dr. John Roberts and Dr. Richard Furman, noted pastor, patriot, and educator.

(Reverse text)
By 1820 this congregation had built Sumter's first church. Subsequent buildings date from 1854, 1902 (now Brown Chapel), and 1973. Named First Baptist in 1901, the church has been active in Southern Baptist associations and conventions, as well as in missions. It has sponsored four churches and ordained a number of ministers.
Marker Number43-21
Year Placed1983
Placed ByThe Sumter County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 4:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 561059 N 3753517
Decimal Degrees33.92031667, -80.33943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.219', W 80° 20.366'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 13.14" N, 80° 20' 21.96" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105-107 E Liberty St, Sumter SC 29150, US
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