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St. John's Church

 
 
St. John's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2008
1. St. John's Church Marker
Inscription. [Marker Front]:
This church grew from services held for German inhabitants in Charleston by Rev. Johann Martin Boltzius in 1734 and Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg in 1742. The cornerstone of the first house of worship was laid in 1759; the second and present church building was dedicated in 1818. Dr. John Bachman, noted clergyman, naturalist, and author, served as minister of St. John's 1815 - 1874. During this time, he

[Marker Reverse]:
assisted his ornithologist and artist friend John James Audubon, in producing Birds of America and the work entitled Vivipavous Quadrupeds of North America. Bachman was influential in establishing the S C Lutheran Synod (1824), the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (1830), and Newberry College (1856). He died in 1874 and is buried in the church .
 
Erected 1992. (Marker Number 10-22.)
 
Location. 32° 46.728′ N, 79° 56.076′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Archdale Street south of Clifford Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Clifford Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
St. John's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2008
2. St. John's Church Marker
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philip Porcher House (a few steps from this marker); The Unitarian Church in Charleston (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Unitarian Church in Charleston (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fielding Home for Funerals (about 500 feet away); Electrical Engineering Milestone (about 500 feet away); Quaker Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Riviera Theatre (about 800 feet away); The Most Reverend Emmet Michael Walsh (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Histoy of St. John's Lutheran Church. The Church's official history. (Submitted on September 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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St. John's Church Marker,at right, inside the fence, along Archdale Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
3. St. John's Church Marker,at right, inside the fence, along Archdale Street
St. John's Church image. Click for full size.
2008
4. St. John's Church
St. John's Church and marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
5. St. John's Church and marker
 
 
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