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Irmo in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bethlehem Church

 
 
Bethlehem Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Bethlehem Church Marker
Inscription. The organization date of this Lutheran church is unknown. In 1788, however, Bethlehem and fourteen other churches signed the articles of the "Corpus Evangelicum," an early church supervising body. By 1815, Bethlehem's first known building had been built about ca. 5 mi. N. of here. The church moved near Hollinshead Creek, it is said, in 1847, and by 1897 the congregation was located here.
 
Erected 1988 by Bethlehem's Bicentennial Committee. (Marker Number 40-109.)
 
Location. 34° 6.588′ N, 81° 11.473′ W. Marker is in Irmo, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Broad River Road (U.S. 176) near Sease Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Irmo SC 29063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richlex School Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Irmo (approx. 1.9 miles away); St. Paul Church / Oak Grove (approx. 2 miles away); World War II Bombing Ranges (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lake Murray (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bethlehem Church
Bethlehem Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
2. Bethlehem Church and Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Pine Grove Rosenwald School (approx. 5 miles away); St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irmo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bethlehem's Brief History. The White Church was built at our present location in 1899 (Submitted on May 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. History of the German Settlements and of the Lutheran Church in North and ... By Gotthardt Bernheim, pages 304-306 - "Corpus Evangelicum" (Submitted on May 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Bethlehem Church Marker along Broad River Road (US 176) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
3. Bethlehem Church Marker along Broad River Road (US 176)
Bethlehem Church image. Click for full size.
By Bethlehem's Brief History
4. Bethlehem Church
The White Church was built at our present location in 1899
Bethlehem Church Marker, looking northward along Broad River Road (US 176) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
5. Bethlehem Church Marker, looking northward along Broad River Road (US 176)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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