St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Bath, North Carolina)

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church
St. Thomas' Church Bath Beaufort County North Carolina by Frances Benjamin Johnston.jpg
St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Bath, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Bath, North Carolina)
Location Craven St., Bath, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°28′26″N 76°48′50″W / 35.47389°N 76.81389°W / 35.47389; -76.81389Coordinates: 35°28′26″N 76°48′50″W / 35.47389°N 76.81389°W / 35.47389; -76.81389
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1734
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000440[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1970

St. Thomas Episcopal Church is a historic church on Craven Street in Bath, North Carolina. The church building was constructed in 1734 and is the oldest surviving church building in North Carolina.[2]

St. Thomas Parish was established soon after the founding of Bath County, North Carolina in 1696 with the original church parishioners meeting in homes. Around 1700 Rev. Thomas Bray, founder of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in England, mailed books to St Thomas Parish, founding the first public library in the colony.[2]

The church building was constructed in 1734. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.stthomasparishnc.org/

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