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Bethel Church

 
 
Bethel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Bethel Church Marker
Inscription. This African Methodist Episcopal Church was the first separate black church in Georgetown County. It was established by the Rev. A. T. Carr shortly after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation which freed the slaves. The church purchased this property Jan. 15, 1866, and remodeled the present building in 1908 when the Rev. R. W. Mance was minister. The educational building was built in 1949 under the pastorate of Rev. H. B. Butler, Jr.
 
Erected 1986 by Georgetown Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. (Marker Number 22-22.)
 
Location. 33° 22.206′ N, 79° 16.812′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Duke Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 417 Broad Street, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beth Elohim Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Prince George Winyah Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prince George’s Parish Church, Winyah (about 600 feet away); Georgetown (about 700 feet away);
Bethel Church, Marker on the Left image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Bethel Church, Marker on the Left
Photographed from the Beth Elohim Jewish cemetery across the Broad Street.
Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away); Methodists (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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Bethel A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Bethel A.M.E. Church
Photographed from across the intersection of Broad and Duke Streets.
Bethel A.M.E. Church, Pastor: Rev. R.W. Mance, A.B. image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
4. Bethel A.M.E. Church, Pastor: Rev. R.W. Mance, A.B.
This is the 1908 stone set at the front doors.
Centennial Memorial Plaque, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Arthur Fisher, Minister image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
5. Centennial Memorial Plaque, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Arthur Fisher, Minister
“In memory of those who have served and those whom we love.” This plaque is set to the right of the front doors.
Front Entrance, Bethel A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
6. Front Entrance, Bethel A.M.E. Church
The 1908 stone tablet and the 1966 centennial tablet flank the door.
Bethel A.M.E Church, Remodeled A.D. 1955 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
7. Bethel A.M.E Church, Remodeled A.D. 1955
This stone is set at the Duke Street side doors of the church.
1966 Bethel A.M.E. Church Parsonage Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
8. 1966 Bethel A.M.E. Church Parsonage Plaque
“Bishop C.A. Gibbs, Prelate; Stephen A. Brown, P.E.; Arthur T. Fisher, Minister.”
Bethel A.M.E. Church Parsonage image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
9. Bethel A.M.E. Church Parsonage
Parsonage is across Duke Street from the church.
 
 
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