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

First Baptist Church

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  (Front text)
Organized in 1813 with 13 members, this branch of Stateburg's High Hills of Santee Baptist Church (founded before 1772) became an independent congregation on September 24, 1820. It became known as Sumterville Baptist Church, and among early ministers who preached there were Dr. John Roberts and Dr. Richard Furman, noted pastor, patriot, and educator.

(Reverse text)
By 1820 this congregation had built Sumter's first church. Subsequent buildings date from 1854, 1902 (now Brown Chapel), and 1973. Named First Baptist in 1901, the church has been active in Southern Baptist associations and conventions, as well as in missions. It has sponsored four churches and ordained a number of ministers.
 
Erected 1983 by The Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-21.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1732.
 
Location. 33° 55.219′ N, 80° 20.366′ W. Marker is in Sumter, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on East Liberty
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Street (U.S. 76) near North Havins Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 8 Law Range (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Anne Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clara Louise Kellogg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumter's Court Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumter World War II Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumter Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sumter.
 
First Baptist Church Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2010
2. First Baptist Church Marker, reverse side
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2010
3. First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 10, 2010
4. First Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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