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Mt. Pleasant Church

 
 
Mt. Pleasant Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 22, 2008
1. Mt. Pleasant Church Marker
Inscription. In 1835 St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church moved here from about 1 mi. south and changed its name to Mt. Pleasant. It is generally accepted that this congregation was organized ca. 1750 and that John George Bamberg preached there shortly after 1798. In 1873 the S.C. Lutheran Synod met at Mt. Pleasant in a new building since incorporated into the present structure.
 
Erected 1988 by the Congregation. (Marker Number 5-2.)
 
Location. 33° 5.524′ N, 81° 2.388′ W. Marker is in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker is on Mt Pleasant Road (State Highway S-5-25) near Jager Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1137 Mt Pleasant Rd, Ehrhardt SC 29081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ehrhardt Hall (approx. 1˝ miles away); Conrad Ehrhardt Railroad Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); St. Johns Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Colleton County Confederate Soldiers (approx. 3˝ miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 3˝ miles away); Rivers Bridge Confederate Dead
Mt. Pleasant Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 22, 2008
2. Mt. Pleasant Church Marker
(approx. 3˝ miles away); A Tradition of Remembering, A Legacy of Preservation (approx. 3˝ miles away); Four County WW II Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ehrhardt.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Bamberg County, which was named for Major William Seaborn Bamberg who joined the community in the 1840’s. This marker identifies his grandfather, John George Bamberg, who was a native of Germany and settled near River’s Bridge following the Revolutionary war.
 
Additional comments.
1. John George Bamberg (died 1800)
In the Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery is the grave marker for John George Bamberg and his wife. Its inscription reads: “Sacred to the memory of John George Bamberg. A former officer of Frederick the Great of Prussia. Born in Bamberg, Baveria. Served as special inspector in America of German Troops and colonists during the American Revolution. Emigrated to SC about 1786. Ordained a Lutheran minister in 1788. Organized Mount Pleasant Church, and his wife born Allen”
    — Submitted July 7, 2008, by
Mt. Pleasant Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 22, 2008
3. Mt. Pleasant Church and Marker
Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
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Mt. Pleasant Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 22, 2008
4. Mt. Pleasant Church
Gravestone of John F. Bamberg and Cynthia Atterbury image. Click for full size.
By George G. Hughes, circa 1998
5. Gravestone of John F. Bamberg and Cynthia Atterbury
"Sacred to the memory of John Frederick Bamberg, born 1783 – died Nov. 25, 1851; and his wife Cynthia Atterbury, born Mar 20 1799 – died Sept. 25, 1848. Progenators of the South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi Bambergs."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,504 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on February 13, 2010, by George G. Hughes of Comstock Park, Michigan. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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