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Oswego in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bethel United Methodist Church

 
 
Bethel United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 16, 2011
1. Bethel United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.
(Front)
Established in 1856 by French Huguenot families with the consolidation of Lodebar, Rembert, Clark, and Sardis Methodist Churches, all dating from the early settlement of Sumter District. The first minister was Rev. Bond English; trustees were James W. Rembert, W. F. Deschamps, Leonard Brown, Dr. Henry I. Abbott, Alex M. Watts, D. A. Foxworth, M. T. McLeod, N. S. Punch, and Rev. Henry D. Green.

(Reverse)
Members donated materials and both free and slave labor to construct the sanctuary, completed in 1858 under the supervision of James W. Rembert. Galleries were removed and ceilings lowered in 1887, and Sunday School rooms were added in 1951. This community was first named Lodebar for the nearby camp ground founded in 1787, but was renamed Bethel for this church in 1856. It has been known as Oswego since 1890.
 
Erected 1996 by Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-28.)
 
Location. 34° 2.078′ N, 80° 17.277′ W. Marker is in Oswego, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of Martinville Church Road (County Route 43-12) and Lodebar Road (County Route 43-100), on the left when traveling north on Martinville Church Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Bethel United Methodist Church Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 16, 2011
2. Bethel United Methodist Church Marker Reverse
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. John Leighton Wilson, D.D. (approx. 5.4 miles away); Beulah School (approx. 5.5 miles away); Rembert Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Mayesville Story (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rembert Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Birthplace of Mary McLeod Bethune (approx. 5.8 miles away); Rev. Thomas Reese English (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
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Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 16, 2011
3. Overview
Bethel United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 16, 2011
4. Bethel United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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