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Near Plantersville in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Prince Frederick's Chapel

 
 
Prince Frederick's Chapel Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 19, 2010
1. Prince Frederick's Chapel Marker (reverse)
Inscription. (Front)
The first church on this site, known as Prince Frederick's Chapel, Pee Dee, was built in 1848 on a site donated by the Rev. Hugh Fraser in 1834. Most of its parishioners were rice planters along the Pee Dee River. These ruins are of the second church here, approved by a committee of R.F.W. Allston, Davison McDowell and Francis Weston and begun in 1859 but interrupted by the Civil War.

(Reverse)
This Gothic Revival church designed by Louis J. Barbot was completed in 1876 with a gift of $1700 by John Earle Allston. With the decline of rice planting the church gradually fell into disrepair and was eventually deemed unsafe. It was demolished in 1966, leaving only the front wall and tower. The ruins were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
 
Erected 2001 by the Georgetown Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number 22-52.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 33° 30.351′ N, 79° 10.832′ W. Marker is near Plantersville, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Plantersville
Prince Frederick's Chapel Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 19, 2010
2. Prince Frederick's Chapel Marker (front)


Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is 4 miles east of US 701. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chicora Wood (approx. 0.8 miles away); All Saints Parish (1767) / All Saints, Waccamaw (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 3.9 miles away); Joseph Alston (approx. 4.9 miles away); Brookgreen Plantation (approx. 5 miles away); Washington Allston (approx. 5 miles away); Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 5 miles away); Washington’s Visit (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Prince Frederick's Chapel Ruins (added 1974 - Site - #74001858)
Also known as Prince Frederick's Chapel •
Historic Significance:Event,Architecture/Engineering •
Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion •
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899 •
Owner: Private •
Historic Function: Religion •
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure •
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use •
    — Submitted January 13, 2011.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Prince Frederick's Chapel Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 19, 2010
3. Prince Frederick's Chapel Ruins
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, January 15, 2010
4. National Register Plaque
This plaque is located on the front of the new chapel. Prince Frederick's Chapel Ruins (added 1974 - Site - #74001858)
Prince Frederick's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1959
5. Prince Frederick's Chapel Marker
Prince Frederick's Chapel aka Old Gun Church
Prince Frederick's Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 19, 2010
6. Prince Frederick's Cemetery
New Prince Frederick's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, January 15, 2010
7. New Prince Frederick's Chapel
On Plantersville Rd just off of US 701, 4 miles west of ruins.
Prince Frederick's Chapel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By C. Stroud, April 5, 2013
8. Prince Frederick's Chapel and Marker
Prince Frederick's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By C. Stroud, April 5, 2013
9. Prince Frederick's Chapel Marker
 
 
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