Bethel Baptist Church (Sumter, S.C.) church records
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Bethel Baptist Church (Sumter, S.C.) church records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bethel Baptist Church (Sumter, S.C.)
Title: Bethel Baptist Church (Sumter, S.C.) church records
Dates: 1824-1939
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1397

Biographical/Historical Note

Bethel Baptist Church is located in Sumter, South Carolina. It was organized in 1780 under the ministry of Soloman Thomas. It was originally organized under leadership of the High Hills Baptist Church of South Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of records from 1824-1939 for the Bethel Baptist Church in Sumter, South Carolina. Included are Sunday school records, minutes, church rolls, membership records, and correspondence. The records were microfilmed by the South Caroliniana Library of the University of South Carolina.

Index Terms

Baptists--South Carolina.
Bethel Baptist Church (Sumter, S.C.)
Church records.
Minutes (administrative records)
Sunday schools--South Carolina--Sumter.

Location of Originals

Original records kept by the church historian of the Bethel Baptist Church, Sumter, S.C.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Bethel Baptist Church (Sumter, S.C.) church records, MS 1397, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1X-1397-01. Bethel Baptist Church records, 1824-1939