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Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church — Kershaw, South Carolina

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Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church

This rural church in Kershaw was founded in 1771 along its namesake creek a few miles west of its present location. A meeting house was built in 1772 to accommodate the Scots-Irish Presbyterians who had settled along the creek’s fertile banks in the mid-eighteenth century. While the current church is in Lancaster County, the original meeting house sat in present-day Kershaw County. For 50 years Beaver Creek Presbyterian was the only Presbyterian church accessible in the area.

Beaver Creek Presbyterian

Treva Thomas Hammond of Rock Hill, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The church relocated from Beaver Creek to its current site in 1856 to be near a more populated area. Though the church’s new community was known as Mount Bethel – and prior to that, Millers – the church retained its original name. The congregation’s second church sits along the former Lancaster stage coach road, and the sanctuary still serves the active congregation. The first Beaver Creek graveyard is still extant and located in an isolated wooded area in the Red Hill vicinity of Kershaw County.

Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church Info

Address: 1928 Kershaw Country Club Road, Kershaw, SC 29067
GPS Coordinates: 34.522164,-80.643477

Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church Map

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2 Comments about Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church

SCIWAY says:
November 17th, 2017 at 12:19 am

Hello Annette, we are not officially linked to the church, just sharing their history, so we unfortunately do not personally hold records for them. We do recommend calling this number that is listed as a point of contact online: 803-288-0177. Hope this helps!

Annette Hampton says:
November 16th, 2017 at 2:02 pm


We have ancestors who we think were married at the Beaver Creek Presbyterian in the 1790s. We also have cousins who are going through the area for Thanksgiving. We were wondering if you have marriage records back that late and if our cousin could make an appointment to look through them.

Thank you for your time,

Annette Hampton


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