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Near Sheldon in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Prince William's Parish Church

(Sheldon Church)

 
 
Prince William's Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
1. Prince William's Parish Church Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the marker.
Inscription. Text from Front Side

Prince William's Parish Church
(Sheldon Church)

These ruins are of Prince William's Parish Church, built ca. 1751-1757 and partially burned during the American Revolution, with its interior and roof rebuilt 1825-26. This Anglican church was primarily paid for by Lieutenant Governor William Bull I (1683-1755), who is buried here. It is often called Sheldon, after Bull's plantation.

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Text from Back Side

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Local Loyalists burned the church in 1779 during a raid by General Augustine Prevost. It was assumed by many area residents in 1865 and has been widely believed since that Federal troops burned Sheldon Church during the last months of the Civil War. It was actually dismantled by local freedmen ca. 1865-67.

Sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society, 2013
Replacing a marker erected by the society in 1955

 
Erected 2013 by the Beaufort County Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-4.)
 
Location. 32° 37.087′ N, 80° 46.858′ 
Prince William's Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
2. Prince William's Parish Church Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the marker.
W. Marker is near Sheldon, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Old Sheldon Church Road near Trask Parkway (U.S. 21), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yemassee SC 29945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of Prince William's Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bull (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheldon Union Academy (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Frampton Lines (approx. 5 miles away); " The Frampton Line " (approx. 5.4 miles away); Southern Live Oak Tree (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Battle of Pocotaligo (approx. 5.6 miles away); General Robert E. Lee (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheldon.
 
More about this marker. According to the small print, at the bottom of each side of the marker, this particular marker replaces an older marker that was erected by the same Beaufort County Historical Society. You will find photographs of that older marker here.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Prince William's Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
3. Prince William's Parish Church Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Old Sheldon Church Road.
Prince William's Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
4. Prince William's Parish Church Marker
View of the marker looking south along the Old Sheldon Church Road.
Prince William's Parish Church image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
5. Prince William's Parish Church
A view of the "Old Sheldon Church," as seen from the roadside gated entrance to this park.
"Old Sheldon Church" Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
6. "Old Sheldon Church" Park
View, looking south, of the gated entrance to the "Old Sheldon Church" park.
"Old Sheldon Church" Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
7. "Old Sheldon Church" Park
View of the National Register Historic Places plaque affixed to the front entrance gate of the park.
Prince William's Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
8. Prince William's Parish Church Marker
A view of the ruins of the "Old Sheldon Church."
Prince William's Parish Church image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
9. Prince William's Parish Church
View of the front entrance of the ruins of the "Old Sheldon Church."
Prince William's Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2017
10. Prince William's Parish Church Marker
A different marker, about the same subject, placed by a different organization, with a different interpretation of the subject related history.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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