Friday, December 24, 2010

Stopping by the Old Sheldon Church Ruins near Yemassee, South Carolina

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South Carolina at every turn, it seems, offers something for CarolinaConsidered Project publication. Plenty of interesting people and interesting places to write about here. Some places in South Carolina stand out, though, as especially memorable. The ruins of the Old Sheldon Prince William’s Parish Church and its surrounding grounds is one such memorable place.

Map to OSCNext time your travels take you down I-95, be sure to plan time to turn off at exit 38. Head southeast on the Yemassee Highway (also known as highway 68), toward Beaufort. It’s less than ten miles, and an interesting piece of road to boot! Morning is best, at least for me, but any time of day is fine.

17 OSC parking signOld Sheldon Church Road is a somewhat narrow two-lane road. Paved, but too narrow for roadside parking. Fortunately, 32 acres of land has been donated across the street that allows for ample parking.

Old Sheldon Church Ruins near Yemassee, South Carolina

Pull in and park. Then walk across the road to enter the grounds of this remarkable monument. Here’s a short video describing my first visit. On December 24th, 2010.

What a remarkable place. if you listen, you’ll learn a great deal about South Carolina’s history and culture.

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