Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Bethel Baptist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 40-162
Location: McNulty Rd., Blythewood, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 12.948    W 080° 58.676
  34.2158    -80.97793333
Style: Free Standing **


Bethel Baptist Church was founded in 1884 by black members of nearby Sandy Level Baptist Church seeking to organize a separate congregation. They met at first in a brush arbor, then built a frame sanctuary here in 1892. It was covered in granite veneer in 1952. The church also sponsored the Bethel School, which stood behind the church. The present sanctuary was built in 2003.

Erected by Bethel Baptist Church and Blythewood Middle School, 2009