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Prince William's Parish Church (Ruins), Sheldon vicinity (Beaufort County, South Carolina) |Source=

Sheldon Church Ruins

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The Sheldon Church, originally known as Prince William's Parish Church was built in the Greek Revival style between 1745 and 1753 approximately 18 miles north of Beaufort, South Carolina. The house of worship was burned by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War. In 1826 it was rebuilt and later burnt by William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1865. The ruins lie amongst majestic oaks and scattered graves.

Inside the ruins of the church lies the remains of Colonel William Bull, who "greatly assisted General Oglethorpe in establishing the physical layout of Savannah, Georgia. Bull surveyed the land in 1733 to form the basic grid pattern of the streets and squares."

The site has proven popular for photographers and wedding ceremonies in contemporary times. An annual service is held the second Sunday after Easter.

Old Sheldon Church Ruins... (the Prince William Parish Church) Originally built between 1745 - 1757 of brick and tabby. The church was destroyed in May of 1779 by British troops under the command of General Augustine Provost, rebuilt, and subsequently ruined by General William Tecumseh Sherman's troops in 1865.  Located near the intersection of I-95 and U.S. 17, hidden in South Carolina Lowcountry Near Pocotaligo.

Some Links to Sheldon Church information (these are offsite, use your back arrow to return)

A Civil War Album (probably the best images

Discover South Carolina

About Carolina

Ten Best (things to see)

Fine Art America

Beaufort web site

Our own SciWay!


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