Bethel Presbyterian Church (Clover, South Carolina)

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Bethel Presbyterian Church
Bethel Presbyterian Church Clover.jpg
Bethel Presbyterian Church (Clover, South Carolina) is located in South Carolina
Bethel Presbyterian Church (Clover, South Carolina)
Nearest city Clover, South Carolina
Coordinates 35°6′41″N 81°9′11″W / 35.11139°N 81.15306°W / 35.11139; -81.15306Coordinates: 35°6′41″N 81°9′11″W / 35.11139°N 81.15306°W / 35.11139; -81.15306
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1873
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80003714[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

Bethel Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church near Clover, South Carolina.[2][3] It was founded in 1764 and is the oldest church in York County, which was still considered part of North Carolina in 1764. The church was established by Rev. William Richardson, minister of the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church in Lancaster County, South Carolina, to service the burgeoning population on the west side of the Catawba River.

The current church building was constructed in 1873, immediately adjacent to the earlier church, which was torn down. The current structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Starr, Rebecca; Pamela Zagaroli (June 4, 1980). "Bethel Presbyterian Church" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bethel Presbyterian Church, York County (S.C. Hwy. 557, Clover vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 16 September 2012.