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Sandy Run Church / Christian Theus

 
 
Sandy Run Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Sandy Run Church Marker
Inscription.  
Sandy Run Church
This Lutheran church, one of the oldest in the state, is thought to have been organized ca.1765. By 1774, the Rev. Lewis Hochheimer was minister here. The church was incorporated in 1788 as "The German Lutheran Church of Salem, on Sandy Run" and located at the present site by 1806. The SC Synod has met here several times.

Christian Theus
Buried in this cemetery is the Reverend Christian Theus, whose grave was moved here in 1932 from its original location near the Reformed Lutheran Church of the Congarees, once standing about 7 miles northwest in old Saxe-Gotha Township. From 1739 to 1789, Theus was pastor of the Congarees church and also the local school teacher.
 
Erected 1983 by Congregation of Sandy Run Lutheran Church. (Marker Number 9-7.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
Location. 33° 48.02′ N, 80° 57.869′ W. Marker is in Gaston, South Carolina, in Calhoun County. Marker is at
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the intersection of Old State Road (U.S. 176) and Old Swamp Road (State Highway 9-353), on the right when traveling west on Old State Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1927 Old State Road, Gaston SC 29053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Run Lutheran Church (here, next to this marker); Herman Geiger (approx. 5.3 miles away); Harriet Barber House (approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named Harriet Barber House (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hopkins (approx. 8.8 miles away); Minervaville (approx. 10.2 miles away); Congaree Creek Earthworks (approx. 10.4 miles away); William Earle Berne Beltway (approx. 10˝ miles away); African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment (approx. 11 miles away); Camp Moore (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Find a Grave: Sandy Run Lutheran Church. 1927 Old State Road, Highway 176, Calhoun County, South Carolina. (Submitted on February 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Christian Theus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
2. Christian Theus Marker
Sandy Run Church / Christian Theus Marker looking west along Old State Rd (US 176) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
3. Sandy Run Church / Christian Theus Marker looking west along Old State Rd (US 176)
Sandy Run Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
4. Sandy Run Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,851 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on March 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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