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First Baptist Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member pfeng
N 34° 00.339 W 081° 02.005
17S E 496914 N 3762782
Quick Description: Historical marker for the Columbia SC First Baptist Church.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 8:14:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM2YYW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
Views: 66

Long Description:
This historical marker can be found along Hampton Street, in Columbia SC. [N34 00.339 W081 02.005]

First Baptist Church
Congregation organized 1809. Original church, built 1811 on Sumter Street corner, was burned Feb. 17, 1865 by Union troops who mistook it for the present church, built 1859, where the Secession Convention had met Dec. 17, 1860. Because of reported smallpox in Columbia, the convention adjourned to Charleston.

Erected 1938 by the Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936.
Marker Name: First Baptist Church

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 17

County: Richland

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