Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Red Bank Church

Marker ID: SCHM 41-2
Location: East Church Street, Saluda
County: Saluda
Coordinates: N 34° 0.134    W 081° 45.983
  34.00223333    -81.76638333
Style: Free Standing **


Red Bank Baptist Church antedates the Town of Saluda by about a century. The congregation, which is said to have been founded in 1784, was incorporated by the state on December 18, 1802. According to tradition, the first church building was a log house. In 1856, a frame structure was erected, which was replaced by the present brick church in 1911.

Erected by Saluda County Historical Commission - 1970