Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Bethany Church

Marker ID: SCHM 33-3
Location: E of McCormick at the church on US 378 just E of Road 138
County: McCormick
Coordinates: N 33° 55.479    W 082° 11.205
  33.924653    -82.18675
Style: Free Standing **


The first Bethany Meeting House was erected by 1809 on the old Edgefield-Abbeville Stagecoach Road midway between Hard Labor and Cuffey Town Creeks. Bethany Baptist Church was constituted in December 1809, with Amos DuBose as pastor. The present church is said to have been built in 1850 at Shinburg Muster Grounds, about two miles south of the original site.

Erected by McCormick County Historical Society - 1970