St. John's Lutheran Church (Pomaria, South Carolina)

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St. John Lutheran Church
Saint Johns Lutheran Church.jpg
Location 622 Hope Station Road, Pomaria, South Carolina
Area 12.9 acres (5.2 ha)
Built 1809
NRHP reference # 78002527[1]
Added to NRHP December 8, 1978

St. John Lutheran Church is a historic Lutheran congregation in Pomaria, South Carolina[2][3] affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.[4] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

It traces its origins to 1754, when Reformed minister Rev. John Glasser of Thurgau moved to the area to minister to nearby German-speaking settlements. It was the first Reformed church in the Dutch Fork.[5]

After worshipping in log cabins, the congregation moved into the "Old White Church", a painted wood frame structure, in 1809.[4] The historic church served as its house of worship for 141 years, until the modern brick structure was opened in 1950. The Old White Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ McNulty, Kappy; Horace E. Harmon; William Douglas Smyth (July 21, 1978). "St. John's Lutheran Church" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  3. ^ "St. John's Lutheran Church, Newberry County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 170, Pomaria vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "About Our Church", St. John's Church website, retrieved 2011-11-01
  5. ^ "A rare visit to Old St. John's church at Pomaria", Lexington County Chronicle

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