St. Paul Lutheran Church
Posted by: DLB67
N 34° 14.561 W 081° 27.296
17S E 458107 N 3789158
Quick Description: St. Paul Lutheran Church is one of the earliest Lutheran congregations in Newberry County South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2012 5:42:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMEEN3
St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Front inscription is:
This church, founded ca. 1761 by the Rev. Joachim Bulow, is one of the earliest Lutheran congregations in what is now Newberry County. A log church built nearby before the Revolution was replaced by a frame church. A larger frame sanctuary, built ca. 1830 during the pastorate of the Rev. Michael Rauch, would serve the congregation of St. Paul for 108 years.
Back inscription is:
The Rev. J.A. Sligh (1835 ~ 1917), the longest ~ serving pastor here, served St. Paul from 1865 to 1912 and is buried in the church cemetery. This Gothic Revival sanctuary, built in 1936 ~ 38, was constructed of granite quarried near Pomaria and designed by Willie Koon, brother of the Rev. S.P. Koon, pastor here 1916 ~ 1934. The first service here was in 1938; the church was dedicated in 1941.
This marker is located on Highway 773 at Wicker Road not far from exit 82 of I-26 in Pomaria, SC.
This marker was erected by the congregation in 2011.
Marker Name: St. Paul Lutheran Church
Marker Location: Roadside
Type of Marker: Building
Marker number: 36-21
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