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Bethel Presbyterian Church

Bethel Presbyterian Church
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580 Bethel Church Road
Walhalla, SC 29691


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Historic Church and Cemetery in the Upstate

Founded in 1805 by General Andrew Pickens and Rev. Andrew Brown, Bethel Presbyterian is the oldest church in continuous use in Oconee County. The current house of worship was built in 1846 by Henry Steele and restored in 2002, exposing the hand-hewed beams in the ceiling. The church has recently published its history, which is 288 pages and includes the church registry from 1855-2012 and select family genealogies and photographs. The cemetery dates to the founding of the church.