Old Sheldon Church

To be honest, I live so close to this historic spot but I don’t ever remember going there. I’ve probably driven past it hunderds of times, but never stopped. So this time while driving to Walterboro to visit family, I commanded my dad to stop.

Old Sheldon Church Ruins.

It was built around 1745.  1745 people…that’s over 250 years ago! It was Prince William’s parish church. In 1779, it was burned by the British. It was then rebuilt in 1826. Then burned again in 1865 by the Federal Army. This place just oozes history. The still mossy oak trees perfectly frame the still-standing structure of bricks that withstood fire and time.

The pictures don’t do it justice. The way the reds of the bricks stand out against the green of the trees and blue of the sky is quite remarkable. Enjoy! (and please look at the shot of my dad standing behind the podium, so funny!)

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Old Sheldon Church

3 thoughts on “Old Sheldon Church

  1. NF says:

    If you came this way,
    Taking any route, starting from anywhere,
    At any time or at any season,
    It would always be the same: you would have to put off
    Sense and notion. You are not here to verify,
    Instruct yourself, or inform curiosity
    Or carry report. You are here to kneel
    Where prayer has been valid. And prayer is more
    Than an order of words, the conscious occupation
    Of the praying mind, or the sound of the voice praying.
    And what the dead had no speech for, when living,
    They can tell you, being dead: the communication
    Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
    Here, the intersection of the timeless moment
    Is England and nowhere. Never and always.

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