Red Bank Baptist Church – Saluda, South Carolina
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Red Bank Baptist in Saluda is the oldest church in Saluda County and one of the oldest Baptist congregations in South Carolina. Founded in February of 1784 – just after the Revolutionary War – memberss initially met outdoors beneath a brush arbor, as was common with early churches. Later that year the congregation built a log meeting house for its services on land donated by Robert Newport. That church was followed by a wooden frame structure in 1856.
In 1911 the present Greek Revival church was built, designed by architect Joseph H. Casey, who also designed much of Anderson University. The church is the oldest congregation in the Ridge Association, a Southern Baptist group comprised of 22 churches from western South Carolina.
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Address: 309 East Church Street, Saluda, SC 29138
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