Bethlehem Baptist Church – Barnwell , South Carolina
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Bethlehem Baptist Church in Barnwell dates from the early 1800s. By the 1850s, Barnwell’s Baptist congregation had grown too large for the building so a new church was built at another location. The free and enslaved African-American members asked for and were granted permission to use the old church building for their own services. In 1868, the African-American congregation was formally chartered as Bethlehem Baptist Church.
The original building was built in 1829 for Barnwell Baptist Church and used by Bethlehem Baptist Church until 1898 when the current church was erected on the same site. Salvaged materials from the original structure were used in the construction of the new church.
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Address: 177 Wall Street, Barnwell, SC 29812
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