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The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown

Founded 1681

 
 
The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown Marker
Inscription. The brickwork below is thought to be from the second of four buildings to house the church. Constructed in 1732, it was replaced in 1804 by a Robert Mills designed sanctuary, circular in shape. Said to be the largest domed building in the U.S., it was destroyed by fire in 1861. The present structure, completed in 1891, is of Richardson Romanesque design.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.739′ N, 79° 55.847′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street. Click for map. The Marker can't be seen from the road it is around back of the Church. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Josiah Flagg (within shouting distance of this marker); Charleston Gas Light Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordinance of Secession (within shouting distance of this marker); Institute Hall / "The Union Is Dissolved!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Hutson (within shouting distance of this marker);
Old Brickwork of the Church Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
2. Old Brickwork of the Church
Trott's Cottage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Nicholas Trott House (about 300 feet away); The Old Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown. The Parish House of the Circular Congregational Church, which sits next to the current church, was listed in the National Historical Landmark survey on November 7, 1973.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Historic Landmark. Site contains National Historic Landmark page for Congregational Church. (Submitted on February 7, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on February 7, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
3. The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown
The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
4. The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown
The Independent or Congregational Church Photo, Click for full size
Courtesy of South Carolina Department of Archives and History, January 8, 2006
5. The Independent or Congregational Church
The Independent or Congregational Church Photo, Click for full size
Courtesy of South Carolina Department of Archives and History, January 8, 2006
6. The Independent or Congregational Church
Parish House facade. The Parish House, which sits next to the church, was listed in the National Historical Landmark survey on November 7, 1973.
Parish House The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown Marker Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division - Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1937
7. Parish House The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown Marker
Call Number: LC-J7-SC- 1226
The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown Grave yard Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
8. The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown Grave yard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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