Newberry in Newberry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bush River Church
Constituted by Daniel Marshall and Philip Mulkey in June, 1771, Bush River Church is one of the oldest Baptist churches in the upcountry. The original meeting house stood in the old graveyard, on a tract of two acres willed to the congregation by Samuel Newman, its first minister. Bush River was the mother church of several antebellum churches.
Erected 1970 by Bush River Baptist Church Congregation. (Marker Number 36-6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1771.
Location. 34° 19.25′ N, 81° 45.583′ W. Marker is in Newberry, South Carolina, in Newberry County. Marker is at the intersection of Bush River Road and Floyd Road (South Carolina Highway S-36-34), on the right when traveling east on Bush River Road. Marker is located on the church grounds near the intersection of Bush River Road and Gary Lane/Floyd Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8935 Bush River Road, Newberry SC 29108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belfast Plantation (approx. 5.2 miles away); Joanna Veterans' Memorial Rosemont Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away); Newberry College Historic District (approx. 8.3 miles away); Newberry College (approx. 8.3 miles away); Newberry Cotton Mills (approx. 8˝ miles away); The Opera House (approx. 8.6 miles away); Newberry County World War II Monument (approx. 8.6 miles away); Newberry County World War I Monument (approx. 8.6 miles away); National WWII Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newberry.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,206 times since then and 193 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.