Brattonsville in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bethesda Presbyterian Church
This church, which held services as early as 1760 about 1 mi. E, gave its name to a Scots-Irish community in this area before the Revolution. It was formally organized in 1769 by Rev. William Richardson. In 1771 John Fondren donated land here for a second frame church, built ca. 1780 after the church 1 mi. E burned.
Rev. Robert B. Walker (1766-1852), the first permanent minister, served here 1794-1834. Bethesda hosted many revivals during the Second Great Awakening. The cemetery dates to 1777, and this brick church was built in 1820. The church and cemetery were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Erected 2010 by Erected by the Congregation for its 250th Anniversary, 2010. (Marker Number 46-48.)
Location. 34° 53.88′ N, 81° 10.642′ W. Marker is in Brattonsville, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on McConnells Hwy. (State Highway 322), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4858 McConnells Hwy, Mc Connells SC 29726, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huck's Defeat (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bratton Home Backwoods Cabin (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Bratton Plantation/Battle of Huck's Defeat (approx. 2.2 miles away); Field of Huck's Defeat (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Battle of Huck’s Defeat (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brick Kitchen (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Homestead (approx. 2.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Wes Cox of Union, South Carolina.)
2. . Information on link is listed under Additional comments. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Wes Cox of Union, South Carolina.)
3. South Carolina Department of Archives and History entry for the Bethesda Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Wes Cox of Union, South Carolina.)
1. National Register
One of the oldest churches in the South Carolina Upcountry, Bethesda Presbyterian Church is also one of the four original Presbyterian churches in the state’s old York District. A mission (church) is believed to have existed as early as 1760 and Bethesda was formally organized about 1769 or 1770. From 1800 to 1863, the congregation
— Submitted June 6, 2010, by Wes Cox of Union, South Carolina.
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