Near McClellanville in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. James Santee Parish Church
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.
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 Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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
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