Ehrhardt Memorial Lutheran

Ehrhardt Memorial Lutheran Church, Ehrhardt, South Carolina (Bamberg County)
Ehrhardt Memorial Lutheran Church, Ehrhardt, South Carolina (Bamberg County)

A German immigrant named Conrad Ehrhardt founded the South Carolina town with the same name in 1851.  Despite the story that says he arrived to the U.S. with only 25 cents, he promised that if God allowed him to prosper in his new land, he would build a church.  He opened a mill, and although it took awhile, the Ehrhardt Memorial Lutheran Church was built in 1904.  He died in 1908 and luckily he has this church to memorialize him, since his old home was demolished and the property it was on is now occupied by a shopping center.

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