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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St Michael's Episcopal Church
 
St Michael's Episcopal Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. St Michael's Episcopal Church Marker
 
Inscription.
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States
 
Erected 1961 by U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.577′ N, 79° 55.856′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the brick wall at the entrance to the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Michael's Church (a few steps from this marker); County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Blake Tenements (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Timrod (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
St Michael's Episcopal Church National Historic Landmark Marker and Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
2. St Michael's Episcopal Church National Historic Landmark Marker and
#:66000704 It was declared a National Historic Landmark October 9, 1960
Medallion:
Award 1994
Carolopolis
Condita A.D.
1670
Preservation Society of Charleston

The Carolopolis Award is a plaque placed on buildings that have been preserved, restored, rehabilitated or are outstanding examples of new construction. The award is presented to those individuals, businesses or organizations that currently own the property. The Carolopolis Award is a slightly modified reproduction of the seal of the City of Charleston. The word Carolopolis comes from the original name of the city.
 

 
Additional comments.
1. Four Corners of Law
The St. Michaels Episcopal Church sits at the intersection of Broad Street and Meeting Street in Charleston. It is one of four structures at this intersection commonly referred to as the "Four Corners of Law". St. Michael's Episcopal Church, built between 1752 and 1761, represents God's law. The Charleston County Courthouse, built in 1792, represents county law. The Charleston City Hall, built in 1802, represents city law. The U.S. Post Office and Court House, built in 1896, represents federal law.
    — Submitted February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
 
St Michael's Episcopal Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
3. St Michael's Episcopal Church Marker
 
 
St Michael's Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
4. St Michael's Episcopal Church
 
 
St Michael's Episcopal Church Tribute Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
5. St Michael's Episcopal Church Tribute
How Grand A Fame This Marble Watches O'er
Their Wars Behind Them God's Great Peace Before

St Michael's
Writes within her hallowed walls
the names of her gallent sons
who died for the Confederate cause
and consecrates their memory
1861 — 1865

Brigadier General J Johnson Pettigrew aged 36
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Pinckney Alston aged 32
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M Wagner aged 37
Captain Edward Downs Frost aged 30
Captain Robert Pringle aged 26
Surgeon Thomas L Ogier aged 31
Assistant Surgeon Edward Gough Porcher aged 26
Lieutentant Thomas Bee Huger CSN aged 42
Lieutentant Philip Porcher CSN aged 29
Lieutentant John Julius Pringle Alston aged 27
Lieutentant William Heyward Grimball aged 26
Lieutentant Thomas Middleton aged 30
Lieutentant Charles Alston Pringle aged 21
Major William Henry Ladson SC M aged 33
Edward Bland Beesley aged 20
Thomas Lynch aged 46
Oliver Hering Middleton aged 18
Thomas Parker aged 29
Frederick George Porcher aged 22
J R Poinsett Pringle aged 21
Alexander Robertson aged 24
Lewes Morris Vander Horst aged 33

They fought the patriots fight
They kept the faith of their fathers
They fell on their stainless shields

Non Sibi Domine Sed Patrle
[L. Not for self, but for Country]
 
 
Bells of St. Michael's Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
6. Bells of St. Michael's
Cast in England 1764
Recast in the same moulds 1838 and 1866
Rung by hand until 1946
The present chiming of the bells is
To the glory of God
And grateful memory
Of the men of St. Michael's
Who gave their lives
In the service of their country
in
World War II
1941-1945

William Haselden Ellerbe
Christopher Philip Gadsden, Jr.
James Holt Green
Joseph Cheves Haskell
Allard Barnwell Heyward
Dwight Hughes, III
Francis Winthrop Johnstone, Jr.
Charles Francis Middleton, Jr.

Through the gates of larger life
Their voices are heard among us
 
 
St Michael's Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division - Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1937
7. St Michael's Episcopal Church
Call Number: LC-J7-SC- 1214
 
 
St Michael's Episcopal Church gate Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division - Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1937
8. St Michael's Episcopal Church gate
Call Number: LC-J7-SC- 1216
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 770 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   5. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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