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Creston in Calhoun County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Parent Lutheran Church of This Area

 
 
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  
In 1737-38, the elder Rev. John U. Giessendanner from Orangeburg began Lutheran work in this area; this was continued by his nephew until 1749. By the 1760s, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church near here was in use. A later building erected at this site in 1826 was replaced by the present church in 1900. (Marker Number 9-4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 33° 37.069′ N, 80° 40.294′ W. Marker is in Creston, South Carolina, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Old Number 6 Highway (State Highway 6) near Sherlock Road, on the left when traveling north. Located about 7 miles South the town of St. Matthews. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cameron SC 29030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shady Grove Church (approx. 2 miles away); Honoring a Pioneer Woman (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Land Granted in Calhoun County Area (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. 4.3 miles
Parent Lutheran Church of This Area, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
2. Parent Lutheran Church of This Area, reverse side
Same text as front side
away); Good Hope Picnic (approx. 5.3 miles away); Tabernacle Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mt. Lebanon Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Santee~Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Jericho Methodist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Marker, Sherlock road in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
3. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Marker, Sherlock road in background
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
4. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Marker
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
5. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
6. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Cemetery
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
7. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Cemetery
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2009
8. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Mary Ann Holman
Continental Line
Revolutionary War
1730   1785

Anthony Fogle
Pvt Continental Line
Revolutionary War
1745   1815
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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