Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Washington Street Methodist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 40-21
Location: 1401 Washington Street, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.304    W 081° 01.885
  34.00506666    -81.03141666
Style: Free Standing **


A church was built here between 1803 and 1805; another church, erected 1832, was burned by Union troops in 1865 and reconstructed in 1866 of salvaged brick and clay mortar. Present church dedicated 1875. Bishop Wm. Capers (1790-1855), founder of missions to slaves in S. C., was pastor and is buried here.