Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

The Old Sheldon Church Ruins are located in Yemassee, SC.
Originally built as Prince William's Parish Church circa 1751-57, it was partially burned down in the American Revolution in 1779.
It was rebuilt in 1825-26.
It was burned yet again during the Civil War in 1865.
It was never rebuilt after that.

Why is it called Sheldon Church? It is named so due to Governor William Bull whose plantation was named Sheldon. Bull was the primary beneficiary when the church was rebuilt.

As ruins of one of the first Greek Revival structures built in the United States, it is a site to see.

Today it is an inspiration for artists and photographers, as well as a backdrop for amazing wedding photography. 

Very recently, there was unfortunate vandalism to the ruins. Visitors can no longer walk through the structure.

If you go, the site is located at:
Highway 21 & 235
Yemassee, SC 

Open dawn to dusk.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val