Rantowles in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Paul's, Stono / St. Paul's Churchyard
St. Paul’s Parish, one of the ten original parishes of colonial S.C., was created by the Church Act of 1706. The first parish church was built in 1708 on a bluff overlooking the Stono River. The parsonage and outbuildings were destroyed during the Yamasee War of 1715. After St. John’s Colleton Parish was created in 1734, a new parish church for St. Paul’s was built 8 mi. NW in 1736.
St. Paul's Churchyard
Foundation ruins and a few graves are all that remain of the first St. Paul’s, Stono. Robert Seabrook (1652-1710), buried here, served as high sheriff of Colleton County in 1698; as a captain of militia in 1706; and as a member of the Commons House of Assembly 1706-09, serving as Speaker in 1706. His wife Sarah (d. 1715) and their son Benjamin (d. 1717) are also buried here.
Erected 2002 by The Charles Towne Chapter, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century. (Marker Number 10-36.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & ReligionThe Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
Location. 32° 44.923′ N, 80° 10.952′ W. Marker is in Rantowles, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on State Highway 162, on the right when traveling east. Located between Towles Road and Dixie Plantation/ Bryan Road,East of Marvin's Meats. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hollywood SC 29449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plainsfield Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Stono Rebellion (approx. 3.3 miles away); Champneys' Pink Cluster (approx. 3˝ miles away); Belvidere School Site (approx. 4 miles away); Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington (approx. 4.2 miles away); John's Island Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (approx. 9.3 miles away); Federal Expedition on John's Island / Battle of Burden's Causeway (approx. 9.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,455 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.