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St. Nicholas Lutheran Church — Fairfax, South Carolina

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St. Nicholas Lutheran Church in Fairfax may have been built in 1910, but its congregation goes back to the eighteenth century when early German settlers found their way to South Carolina. It is suspected that the congregation was associated with Mt. Pleasant Church in nearby Ehrhardt, which dates to 1750.

St. Nicholas Lutheran Church

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The congregation met in several previous locations before finding a permanent home. The church was not burned during the Civil War, but its records, which were likely kept in a parishioner’s home, may have been destroyed by fire. Thus, the specific history of the church and its prior buildings are not in tact. The earliest date attributed to the congregation is 1804. The current church was constructed of salvaged material from its predecessor, which was built in 1884.

St. Nicholas Allendale County

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St. Nicholas Lutheran Church is the mother church of Trinity Lutheran Church, organized in 1906 and also located in Fairfax.

St. Nicholas Lutheran Church Info

Address: 235 St. Nicholas Church Road, Fairfax, SC 29827
GPS Coordinates: 33.014013,-81.123659

St. Nicholas Lutheran Church Map

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2 Comments about St. Nicholas Lutheran Church

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
June 3rd, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Hi! We do not right off hand, but do you have access to,, or by chance? Those are great resources for old newspaper archives where stories could have been placed in years past. We definitely suggest taking a look at any of those to see if something of interest may pop up. It typically does!

Jan B. AndersonNo Gravatar says:
June 3rd, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Hi, I am wondering if you have any history of St. Nicholas Lutheran Church dating back to the mid to late 1800s? My maiden name is Berry and I have been researching my great great grandfather, B. F. Berry, who I believe was a Pastor there as well as other churches in the area. I would appreciate your assistance in any way. Thank you.


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