Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Bethel Methodist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 40-123
Location: 4600 Daniel Dr., Forest Acres, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 1.484    W 080° 58.255
  34.02473333    -80.97091666
Style: Free Standing **


This church was organized in 1835 in what was then rural Richland District. The first sanctuary here, built soon afterwards, burned in a forest fire in 1867; the cemetery dates from as early as 1862. The second sanctuary, built in 1868, was remodeled about 1890. As Forest Acres grew after World War II, the church expanded and built its first brick sanctuary in 1948; the present church was built in 1964.

Erected by the Congregation, 2002