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!)