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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Christ Church
The Episcopal Church
of
Christ Church Parish
 
Christ Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Christ Church Marker
National Register of Historic Places: Christ Church (added 1972 - Building - #72001201) Historic Significance: Event,Architecture/Engineering, Person • Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown • Architectural Style: Colonial • Historic Person: Pinckney,Charles,et al. • Significant Year: 1787, 1726 • Area of Significance: Religion, Politics/Government, Architecture • Period of Significance: 1700-1749, 1750-1799 • Historic Function: Religion • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure •
 
Inscription.
Foundation Laid in 1707
The first clergyman in 1708
Rev.Edward Marston and Vestry follows
David Maybank and Henry Gill, Wardens
Thomas Barton, William Capers,
Leonard Hickman, John Simes,
Richard Fairchild, John Hale,
and Nathaniel Loughton.
The Church was first destroyed by
accidental fire February 13th 1724, and
immediately rebuilt. In 1782 it was most
wantonly burnt down by the British Army,
the walls remained standing and church
rebuilt prior to 1797. In the War Between
The States, 1865, it was completely ruined,
except for walls, by United States Negro
Troops. Rebuilt and consecrated for the
first time by Bishop W.B.W. Howe on Sunday
December 27th, 1874. In the summer of 1924,
John F. Maybank, a descendent of the first
warden, with the grateful consent of the
Vestry, had, under his direction, the church
placed in thorough physical condition, and
a lasting metal fence erected around it's
hallowed burying ground, and created a
fund for it's perpetual care.
Walls standing in 1925 are original
Erected in 1707.

This tablet presented by J.Oswald Freeman,Secretary and Treasurer of the Vestry September 1925

 
Location.
 
Christ Church and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. Christ Church and Marker
 
32° 50.646′ N, 79° 48.832′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 17,701 near Old Georgetown Road (South Carolina Road 10-1808), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located opposite Long Point Road. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29466, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Snee Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Lines (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Snee Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles Pinckney - Statesman (approx. 0.6 miles away); Slave Community (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rice Trunk (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lowcountry Waterways (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Regarding Christ Church. (Christ Episcopal Church) Architecturally, Christ Church is representative of the continuous ingenuity displayed by a rural community in keeping its religious center operative. The original early colonial architecture has been adapted several times as the result of numerous events in the church’s long history which have necessitated reconstruction and improvement, but essentially its
 
Christ Church's metal fence, as mentioned, plus State Historical Marker, along US 17 / US 701 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
3. Christ Church's metal fence, as mentioned, plus State Historical Marker, along US 17 / US 701
 
colonial architectural integrity has been maintained. This rectangular brick structure was built in 1726 for Christ Church Parish, which was established in 1706. Originally, double entrances were place in the north and south walls, each door being flanked by two windows to the west and one to the east. The east and west walls each contained three evenly spaced windows. Construction was a continuous process, and before the Revolutionary War several additions and alterations were made. The church was burned by retreating British soldiers in 1782. The solid brick walls survived the fire and restoration of the interior, roof, and woodwork was undertaken in 1787. It was then that the first cupola was added. Towards the close of the Civil War a company of Union cavalry used the church as a stable and the interior was wrecked. All that remained were four walls and a roof. Repairs were completed in 1874. In 1961 the wings were added on each side of the chancel as a sacristy and a rector’s office. Listed in the National Register November 27, 1972.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
 
Christ Church Vestry Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
4. Christ Church Vestry
Vestry House
Built 1751
Restored 1939
 
 
Christ Church, eastside view Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
5. Christ Church, eastside view
 
 
Christ Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
6. Christ Church
Rev. David McElheran A Rector of this Church
 
 
Christ Church Historic Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
7. Christ Church Historic Cemetery
Peter Porcher Bonneau, M.D.
1814 — 1871
Physician, Planter,
Signer - Ordinance of Secession
Surgeon, Confederate Army
 
 
Christ Church Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division - Frances Benjamin Johnston, circa 1938
8. Christ Church
Call Number: LC-J7-SC- 1390
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 644 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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