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Near McClellanville in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. James Santee Parish Church
 
St. James Santee Parish Church Marker (Front) Photo, Click for full size
By Cindy Bullard, December 16, 2010
1. St. James Santee Parish Church Marker (Front)
 
Inscription.
[Front]
Erected in 1768, this edifice, officially known as Wambaw Church, was situated on the King's Highway. It is the fourth church to serve St. James Santee Parish. The parish, founded in 1706 at the request of French Huguenot settlers, was the second oldest in the colony. The Rev. Samuel Fenner Warren served as parish rector from 1758 until his death in 1789.
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Thomas Lynch, Paul Mazyck, John Drake, Jonah Collins, Jacob Motte, Jr., Daniel Horry, and Elias Horry were appointed commissioners to build the church. The sanctuary combines elements of the Georgian and Classical architectural styles and reflects a late-18th century trend toward a more sophisticated design for parish churches. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
 
Erected 1996 by St. James Santee Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 33° 10.303′ N, 79° 27.926′ W. Marker is near McClellanville, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on
 
St. James Santee Parish Church Marker (Reverse) Photo, Click for full size
By Cindy Bullard, December 16, 2010
2. St. James Santee Parish Church Marker (Reverse)
 
Old Georgetown Rd. (dirt), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Clellanville SC 29458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hampton Plantation (approx. 2.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Thomas Pinckney / St. James, Santee (approx. 3 miles away); Hopsewee (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Oaks Plantation (approx. 5.9 miles away); St. James Santee Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Richard Tillia Morrison (approx. 5.9 miles away); Deerhead Oak (approx. 6 miles away); McClellanville (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McClellanville.
 
Regarding St. James Santee Parish Church. National Register of Historic Places:
St. James’ Church, erected in 1768, is an excellent example of the effort made in the last third of the 18th century to give South Carolina’s small Georgian brick crossroad churches, with typical rectangular plans, a more sophisticated exterior design. The building and its interiors, including a revised seating plan, appear to be original. The exterior includes architectural features not found in earlier brick country churches built on similar rectangular plans. The hipped-roof Georgian body of St. James’ is preceded, both front and rear, by classic pedimented porticoes, each three bays wide. The eight brick columns have molded bases and capitals, and the shafts, built up in perfect circles, display both diminution and entasis. The main entrance is located in the center of the long south elevation and there is a side door in the center of the west end. Originally there may have also been a center door in the long north side, at the point now occupied by the brick vestry room. The doors and windows are topped by fanlights and brick round arches, a Palladian window is situated in the center of the east end. Listed in the National Register April 15, 1970; Designated a National Historic Landmark April 15, 1970. (S.C. Dept. of Archives and History)
 
St. James Santee Parish Church Photo, Click for full size
By Cindy Bullard, December 16, 2010
3. St. James Santee Parish Church
 
 
St. James Santee Parish Church and an Unreadable Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Cindy Bullard, December 16, 2010
4. St. James Santee Parish Church and an Unreadable Stone
 
 
St. James Santee Parish Church Chapel Photo, Click for full size
By Cindy Bullard, December 16, 2010
5. St. James Santee Parish Church Chapel
 
 
St. James Santee Parish Church Pulpit Photo, Click for full size
By David Bullard, December 16, 2010
6. St. James Santee Parish Church Pulpit
 
 
St. James Santee Parish Church Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Cindy Bullard, December 16, 2010
7. St. James Santee Parish Church Cemetery
 
 
Registered National Historic Landmark Plaque - Photo, Click for full size
By Cindy Bullard, December 16, 2010
8. Registered National Historic Landmark Plaque -
(added 1970 - - #70000581) Period of Significance: 1750-1799
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 16, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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