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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Yemassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Lake City, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place!!!! I encourage you to make time to stop by here. We enjoyed walking around, taking pictures, and reading the tombstones. I took a few minutes imagining what it would have been like when it was still standing.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If interested in history and Greek revival ruins this is a wonderful place to stop for a few minutes.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. Built in 1745. Burnt down twice. Old cemetery markers dating way back. 1800's, some to old to read. Beautiful setting amongst all the moss ladened Oak trees. Worth going out of your way. There is even a hand operated water pump that actually works.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Well worth the trip to see this ruin church. The Old Sheldon Church is about 2 miles off US-17 about one hour south of Charleston. This church was burned by the British, rebuilt and then destroyed during the union occupation of South Carolina and has been in this state for almost 150 years. The setting is so peaceful with the... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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109 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A little bit of history just off the road while traveling between Hilton Head to Charleston. The drive down the road is lovely with over hanging moss covered trees. The church remains are of a parish destroyed twice: during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The grounds also contain graves of earlier settlers, many of which were infants or... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Well off the beaten path and needs better signage getting you there, but well worth the trip. Gorgeous location, beautiful ruins and surrounding trees. Definitely a photo op! Was surprised to see picnic tables on the grounds under the Spanish moss covered live oaks. That would be great place for a picnic. Parking is conveniently located across the road and... More

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Unadilla, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is worth the drive to visit. We went by it at first. You really have to watch for it. The parking lot is across the road. It is very peaceful and serene atmosphere. Make sure you are covered cause the mosquitoes will take you away. I would have liked to read more of the grave markers, but the mosquitoes... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Well worth the side trip. Be sure to read the historic plaques for historical perspectives on our southern roots.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you are driving too fast you will miss it. There is a parking lot opposite the church. Go with a desire to sense the atmosphere and a great imagination to think about what it must have been like 100+ years ago. It's beautiful and peaceful and worth stopping. A good photo opportunity. GREAT that people will respect this historic... More

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Gold Hill, North Carolina
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Ruins of the Old Sheldon Church are a little off the beaten path, but worth the drive just for the peaceful feeling you get while walking among the ruins. We stopped on a Friday and although there were others at the site, you could still get that feeling of awe and serenity that comes from being in an abandoned... More

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