Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Bush River Church

Marker ID: SCHM 36-6
Location: Intersection of Road 64 and Road 56 in front of church
County: Newberry
Coordinates: N 34° 19.24    W 081° 45.583
  34.32066666    -81.75971666
Style: Free Standing **


Constituted by Daniel Marshall and Philip Mulkey in June, 1771, Bush River Church is one of the oldest Baptist churches in the upcountry. The original meeting house stood in the old graveyard, on a tract of two acres willed to the congregation by Samuel Newman, its first minister. Bush River was the mother church of several antebellum churches.

Erected by The Congregation - 1970