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Prince George Winyah Church (Episcopal) and Cemetery, Georgetown South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member mikemtn
N 33° 22.132 W 079° 16.867
17S E 659908 N 3693500
Quick Description: Located in Georgetown, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2006 5:39:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMVBN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 14

Long Description:

Prince George, Winyah Parish, among the oldest parishes in South Carolina, was formed in 1721. Its church possesses a handsome Jacobean gable which is one of two noteworthy examples remaining in South Carolina. The church, ca. 1750, is a rectangular handmade brick building with a semicircular apse at the east end and vestibule at the west. From the vestibule and at the roof line rises a square tower, terminating with octagonal sections. One section contains the clock, the other is an arcaded belfry with balustrade, crowned by a cupola like roof and a large cross. The tower and chancel were added in 1824. It was occupied by British troops during the Revolution, at which time the interior was badly burned. The interior features a central aisle leading to the altar in the apse, old box pews, handmade woodwork, a flagstone floor, organ, and choir gallery in the west end. The church and cemetery are surrounded by a wall of molded handmade brick. The church house, ca. 1825, across the street is part of the Georgetown Historic District. Listed in the National Register May 6, 1971....more here

Street address:
Corner of Broad and Highmarket Sts.
Georgetown, SC USA

County / Borough / Parish: Georgetown

Year listed: 1971

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1750-1799

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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