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Ritter in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Catholic Hill

 
 
Catholic Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Catholic Hill Marker
Inscription.  Settlers from Ireland of the Roman Catholic faith in this area helped form the ecclesiastical territory of Colleton, Beaufort, and Barnwell Districts under Bishop John England in 1831. The Church of St. James the Greater was dedicated on this site on December 10, 1832, and remained in use until destroyed by fire on April 12, 1856.
 
Erected 1966 by Colleton County Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Places.
 
Location. 32° 46.592′ N, 80° 39.739′ W. Marker is in Ritter, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on Ritter Road (State Highway 15-41) 0.1 miles west of Catholic Hill Creek (State Highway 15-436), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3087 Ritter Rd, Walterboro SC 29488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 150 Years Of Faith at St. James Church (here, next to this marker); Hendersonville / Arab The Horse (approx.
Catholic Hill Marker, looking east on Ritter Rd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Catholic Hill Marker, looking east on Ritter Rd
3.8 miles away); Temple of Sport (approx. 5˝ miles away); Edmundsbury (approx. 6˝ miles away); Walterborough Academy (approx. 8.7 miles away); Colleton County Courthouse (approx. 8.7 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 8.7 miles away); Salkehatchie Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
St. James Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. St. James Catholic Church
This church is just yards away from the Catholic Hill Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,453 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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