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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Congregation Organized 1809 . Original Church , Built 1811 ...

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Congregation Organized 1809 . Original Church , Built 1811  ...

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Description: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Congregation organized 1809 . Original church , built 1811 on Sumter Street corner , was burned Feb . 17 , 1865 by Union troops who mistook it for the present church , built 1859 , where the Secession Convention had met Dec . 17 , 1860 . Because of reported smallpox in Columbia , the convention adjourned to Charleston . Erected 1938 by The Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936 .

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