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Bethel Lutheran Church

 
 
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By Nancy Stone-Collum, September 2018
1. Bethel Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. This church, organized in 1762 by German colonists, is one of the first Lutheran congregations in the Dutch Fork region. Incorporated in 1788 as “the German Lutheran Church of Bethel on High Hill Creek,” it first met in a log church 3.5 mi. S, near the juncture of that creek and the Saluda River. It built later churches ca. 1800, in 1843, and in 1881 further up High Hill Creek. An original member of the South Carolina Lutheran Synod when the synod was organized in 1824, Bethel was forced to move when Lake Murray was constructed. In 1929 it merged with Mt. Vernon Lutheran Church, organized in 1893 at White Rock, to form a “new” Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church. This Gothic Revival church, designed by J.B. Urquhart of Columbia, was dedicated in 1930.
 
Erected 2012 by Bethel Lutheran Congregation. (Marker Number 40-177.)
 
Location. 34° 8.663′ N, 81° 16.44′ W. Marker is in White Rock, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on 2081 Dutch Fork Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Rock SC 29177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Hill (approx. 2.1 miles
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By Nancy Stone-Collum, September 2018
2. Bethel Lutheran Church Marker
away); Bethlehem Church II (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bethlehem Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bethlehem Church I (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bethlehem Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Richlex School Site (approx. 5.7 miles away); World War II Bombing Ranges (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lake Murray (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Bethel Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, September 2018
3. Bethel Lutheran Church Marker
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By Nancy Stone-Collum, September 2018
4. Bethel Lutheran Church
 
 
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