Near Sheldon in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ruins of Old Sheldon
Prince William's Parish Church
Built 1745-55. Burned 1779 by
British. Rebuilt 1826. Burned
1865 by Federal Army. Named for
ancestral home of the Bull family
in Warwickshire, England.
Second Sunday after Easter
Erected 1956 by Beaufort County Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Beaufort County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 32° 37.091′ N, 80° 46.866′ W. Marker is near Sheldon, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Old Sheldon Church Road north of Bailey Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yemassee SC 29945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sheldon Union Academy (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Frampton Lines (approx. 5 miles away); " The Frampton Line " (approx. 5.4 miles away); Southern Live Oak Tree (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Battle of Pocotaligo (approx. 5.6 miles away); General Robert E. Lee (approx. 5.7 miles away); Combahee River Raid / Freedom Along The Combahee (approx. 6.1 miles away); Salkehatchie Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Sheldon Church. Beaufort County Churches
2. Old Sheldon Church. More photos of the ruins, and a discussion of the Bull family and the surrounding community.
3. Old Sheldon Church Ruins. An article on the history of the church.
4. Photos of Sheldon Church ruins from the Churches of America Project.
1. from article Beaufort County Churches
The red-brick ruins of Sheldon Church, are off U.S. 17 on Old Sheldon Church Road, was originally Prince William's Parish Church. The Anglican church was built on land donated by William Bull beginning in 1745, finished around 1755. Bull was buried there in 1755. The original was adorned with equestrian statue of Prince William under a porch supported by the four free-standing Doric columns, that still exist. The church was burned by the British 1779. c1825, the church was partially restored. The church was burned a second time in 1865 by troops commanded by Gen. John A. Logan, as part of Gen. William T. Sherman's march through South Carolina.
2. National Register of Historical Places:
Sheldon Church Ruins ** (added 1970 - Site - #70000562)
Also known as Prince William`s Parish Church
• Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
• Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
• Architectural Style: Greek Revival
• Area of Significance: Architecture, Social History, Military, Politics/Government
• Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1850-1874, 1925-1949
• Owner: Private
• Historic Function: Funerary, Religion
• Historic Sub-function: Cemetery, Religious Structure
• Current Function: Funerary, Religion
• Current Sub-function: Cemetery, Religious Structure
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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