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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
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+1 843-525-8500

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The Old Sheldon Church ruins are beautiful and rich in history. Very easy to reach off highway 17. make sure you take the time to explore the grounds and read the inscriptions on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Old Sheldon Church ruins are beautiful and rich in history. Very easy to reach off highway 17. make sure you take the time to explore the grounds and read the inscriptions on the graves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On this sunny day in March it was a perfect day to stroll these ruins and read the epataths on the remaning tombstones surrounding the church. The moss draped oaks with the full blooming dogwoods gave a very elegant air to the grounds. If you enjoy photography you can spend hours here. Very well cared for place of history. Plenty... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We married here in May, 2014. It's a beautiful place, with interesting history. It is sacred grounds.

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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Sheldon Church Ruins are a great place to visit. The architecture is beautiful. You can just imagine what it was like in its glory. The nearby graveyard has interesting headstones to read. Live oaks surround the church, and on the day we were here a fog surrounded us, lending an eerie, yet comforting atmosphere. There is a spot... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sheldon church ruins are a very interesting historical site. The ruins have distinct beauty to them as well as significant history. There are graves at the site some of which are historical and some more contemporary. While the site is kid friendly it is probably better suited for adults.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this stop while in the low country. The Sheldon Church is from the early 1700's. It was burnt down during the revolutionary war by the British. But it was rebuilt. Wouldn't you know it Federal troops burnt it down again during the Civil War. What was left is what you see today. The brick walls are still pretty... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was built in the early 1700's. It must have been magnificent in its day. The grounds are covered in large live oaks with Spanish moss and other large tree species making for a very peaceful place. There are a number of old graves dating back to the late 1700's and early 1800's. If only these graves could speak.... More 

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Mc Lean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

During a visit to the low country, stop and visit the Old Sheldon Church Ruins. The grounds are beautiful with scattered ancient headstones that are interesting to read. There is a definite peacefulness about this place that will renew your spirit. It is also a picturesque place to take photos.

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Charleston SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is n historical site you should nit miss if in the area between Savannah and Charleston a visit to Beaufort area for the day is worth while

Thank Cabinownerwanabe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Both sides of the road leading to the ruins are lined with old live oaks which form a beautiful canopy. History lovers will definitely enjoy these ruins. And the grounds of the church are a site to see

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