“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gaston in Calhoun County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Sandy Run Lutheran Church

Sandy Run Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Sandy Run Lutheran Church Marker
Lutheran and Reformed (Calvinistic) Congregations were worshiping in a church three miles north of this site prior to the year 1751. The church was incorporated in 1788 under the name German Lutheran Church of Salem on Sandy Run but later came to be known as Sandy Run Lutheran Church. The present building was erected in 1919.

Location. 33° 48.02′ N, 80° 57.869′ W. Marker is in Gaston, South Carolina, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Old State Road (U.S. 176) near Old Swamp Road (State Highway 9-353), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1927 Old State Road, Gaston SC 29053, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Run Church / Christian Theus (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); William Earle Berne Beltway
Sandy Run Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
2. Sandy Run Lutheran Church
(approx. 10˝ miles away); African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment (approx. 11 miles away); Camp Moore (approx. 11.1 miles away); Congaree Fort (approx. 11˝ miles away).
Regarding Sandy Run Lutheran 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. Located at the present site by 1806. The SC Synod has met here several times. (The Congregation)
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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