Denmark First Baptist Church – Bamberg County, South Carolina
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The First Baptist Church of Denmark, located in Bamberg County, was established in 1844. In the early 1890s, its pastor was Reverend Henry Simms Hartzog, who went on to become the youngest president of Clemson University between 1897 and 1902.
The small town is known for its annual Dogwood Festival – even Denmark’s water tower is adorned with dogwood blossoms painted by renowned local artist Jim Harrison.
SCIWAY thanks Reverend Andy Hunter, who has been the pastor at the First Baptist Church for eighteen years, for submitting this picture and information. Andy took this picture during a snowstorm in February 2010. He wrote, “Snow is rare in Denmark, so I stayed up late to take this picture because I knew the snow wouldn’t last.”