Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. John's Church
This church grew from services held for German inhabitants in Charleston by Rev. Johann Martin Boltzius in 1734 and Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg in 1742. The cornerstone of the first house of worship was laid in 1759; the second and present church building was dedicated in 1818. Dr. John Bachman, noted clergyman, naturalist, and author, served as minister of St. John's 1815 - 1874. During this time, he
assisted his ornithologist and artist friend John James Audubon, in producing Birds of America and the work entitled Vivipavous Quadrupeds of North America. Bachman was influential in establishing the S C Lutheran Synod (1824), the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (1830), and Newberry College (1856). He died in 1874 and is buried in the church .
Erected 1992. (Marker Number 10-22.)
Location. 32° 46.728′ N, 79° 56.076′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Archdale Street south of Clifford Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Clifford Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At Philip Porcher House (a few steps from this marker); The Unitarian Church in Charleston (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Unitarian Church in Charleston (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fielding Home for Funerals (about 500 feet away); Electrical Engineering Milestone (about 500 feet away); Quaker Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Riviera Theatre (about 800 feet away); The Most Reverend Emmet Michael Walsh (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . . Histoy of St. John's Lutheran Church. The Church's official history. (Submitted on September 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. 3. submitted on November 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on September 8, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. 5. submitted on November 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.