Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Bethlehem Church I

Marker ID: SCHM 40-109
Location: 10000 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 6.588    W 081° 11.47
  34.1098    -81.19116666
Style: Free Standing **


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 five mi, N. of here. The church moved near Hollinshead Creek, it is said, in 1847, and by 1897, the congregation was located here.

Erected by Bethlehem´s Bicentennial Committee - I 988