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Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
Phone Number: +1 843-525-8500
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A little gem in the middle of nowhere

Absolutely beautiful! Well worth the short drive off I-95. Lots of history here. There are a few signs telling about it, but you can find more info on the internet.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful! Well worth the short drive off I-95. Lots of history here. There are a few signs telling about it, but you can find more info on the internet.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hauntingly beautiful place. Free to tour and just off the main thoroughfare. Beautiful place for photographs. I heard there were a lot of weddings held there. I can certainly see why.

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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Ever wanted to see a church skeleton and old graveyard? Well this is your chance. Located about a mile east off 95, with a parking lot across he street, this is an interesting diversion from the drive along I95. You can take 10 minutes or an hour (bring bug spray either way). It's free and be respectful of the sacred... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a beautiful site. Words truly can't do it justice - look at the pictures and just go experience it for yourself.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place was eerie as well as breathtaking. The old tombstones were interesting and the history is unique to South Carolina. You will want to visit this place if you love history.

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Ellijay, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I had seen pictures online and went on a wild hair while on vacation in Savannah. This is such an interesting place with a history that surrounds you. It's not necessarily the most exciting attraction, but it is nice and worth the trip.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I was moved by the beauty of this historical site. Given the history of this church we are blessed that even these remains are standing. A special place worth going off the main thoroughfare...

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This church was burned twice...one by the British during the Revolutionary War and by the Union during the Civil War. The cemetery stones give a great deal of history of the area and of the families that attended this Episcopalian edifice.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The Church's remaining tall columns, walls and slabs. The many tombstones and the crypts. The many large trees with the foliage and willows. These all add to the beauty and charm of this place. It is an hour worthwhile drive from Charleston.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We have been to these ruins three times. They are beautiful and amazing. There are old Graves on the property.

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