St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bath

#34 of 58 in Historic Sites in North Carolina Coast
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St. Thomas Episcopal Church is a historic church on Craven Street in Bath, North Carolina. The church building was constructed in 1734 and is the oldest surviving church building in North Carolina.
St. Thomas Parish was established soon after the founding of Bath County, North Carolina in 1696 with the original church parishioners meeting in homes. Around 1700 Rev. Thomas Bray, founder of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in England, mailed books to St Thomas Parish, founding the first public library in the colony.
The church building was constructed in 1734. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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  • Beautiful little church. Attended a wedding there once and it was packed! At night lit up is when it’s magical!  more »
  • Oldest church in North Carolina in oldest incorporated town in the state. Good history. Walk around the town. Once an important port.  more »
  • Alwsome place and alot of history.
  • On our day trip to Bath, NC we arrived at this historic, nostalgic church, built in 1700. Stop on by and visit to appreciate beautiful, architecture and history. Won't be disappointed & remember to sign guest book.

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