The first church building, a simple wooden structure, served both white and black members until 1852 when it was pushed westward on the lot facing Calhoun Street to afford the building of a new and larger sanctuary.The early building, now known as Old Bethel, was donated to the black congregation in 1876.Regardless of religious affiliation or denomination, these beautiful buildings inspire millions of visitors every year.When visiting Charleston, here are some of the Historic Churches that are worth seeing: Bethel United Methodist Church has been located at the corner of Calhoun and Pitt Streets since 1797 and is designated a National Historic Landmark.Charleston is a unique 300-year-old city with a fascinating historic tradition as an 18th-century seaport and business center and location of the initial moments of the Civil War.History has left its imprint, particularly on the city center, where a large and beautifully preserved mainly residential historic district is popular with local residents and tourists, and has become more popular with wealthy “refugees” from northeastern cities. Charleston-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.5% (10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.6% for American Indian residents, 8.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.8% for other race residents, 30.1% for two or more races residents)Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Nearest cities: James Island, SC (2.1 miles ), Bear Swamp, SC (2.4 miles ), North Charleston, SC (2.6 miles ), Johns Island, SC (2.8 miles ), Mount Pleasant, SC (2.9 miles ), Sullivan's Island, SC (3.0 miles ), Hanahan, SC (3.0 miles ), Folly Beach, SC (3.0 miles ). Byrnes - Politician, Mo Brooks - Politician, Eric Massa - Politician, Ernest Hollings - Politician. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.
Cornered by the Cooper River on 1 side and the Ashley River on another, it is home to gorgeous Southern mansions, as well as American Revolution and Civil War history.
The layout is typically suburban with large areas of retail and commercial development; if Charleston represents the “old South” then North Charleston is the newer version.
Besides historic sites, Charleston has some minor cultural amenities and good seafood and southern-style restaurants.
Over each entrance are unique stained glass windows including the Papal coat of arms and the seal of the state of South Carolina.
The pews are of carved Flemish oak, and the three original altars are of white Vermont marble.
On 11/22/1974 at , a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 12.0 miles away from the city center On 8/21/1992 at , a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 19.5 miles away from Charleston center On 11/11/2002 at , a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from the city center On 8/2/1974 at , a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from the city center On 4/17/1995 at , a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.9 miles away from Charleston center On 11/8/2002 at , a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from the city center The number of natural disasters in Charleston County (13) is near the US average (13).