Near Jacksonboro in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease
St. Bartholomew’s Parish
Rev. Nathaniel Osborn, Missionary of the S.P.G. arrived
1715 Parish devastated by Yemassee, Indians
1725 Act of General Assembly provided for a Chapel of Ease here to be used as a Parish Church until one should be built
1737 John Wesley Preached here April 24th
1753 Vestry ordered a brick building to replace wooden Chapel
Building was burnt between 1796 and 1806
Has since been known as “The Burnt Church.”
Erected 1941 by National Society of Colonial Dames in South Carolina.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era.
Location. 32° 48.522′ N, 80° 29.365′ W. Marker is near Jacksonboro, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on Parkers Ferry Road 0.1 miles north of Jacksonboro Road (County Route 40), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonboro SC 29452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured Pon Pon Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Issac Hayne (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fateful Choices - The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Burial Site of Captain John Herbert Dent (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle Of Parker's Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Jacksonborough (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonboro.
Regarding Ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease. Since 1832, Pon Pon Chapel has been in ruins. A hurricane in 1959 toppled most of the remaining structure. The church ruins are stabilized and can be visited. Also on the site is a cemetery containing the remains of Congressmen Aedanus Burke and O’Brien Smith, in addition to numerous local leaders.
Also see . . .
1. Pon Pon Chapel, National Register Properties in South Carolina. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 5, 1972. This site has pictures taken during the stabilization efforts. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form. View the complete text of the nomination form for this (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2008, by Tracy Davis of Northfield, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 7,528 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2008, by Tracy Davis of Northfield, Minnesota. 5. submitted on May 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on April 13, 2008, by Tracy Davis of Northfield, Minnesota. 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.