Historic Markers Across South Carolina

First Baptist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 40-17
Location: 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.339    W 081° 02.005
  34.00565    -81.033417
Style: Free Standing **


Congregation organized 1809. Original church, built 1811 on Sumter Street corner, was burned Feb. 17, 1865 by Union troops, who mistook it for the present church, built 1859, where the Secession Convention had met Dec. 17, 1860. Because of reported smallpox in Columbia, the convention adjourned to Charleston