Our Little Beach Vacation- Part Dos, a tribute to Old Sheldon Church

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On our way home from the beach last Wednesday, my brother James, Joe and I stopped at my favorite historically southern landmark.

The church ruins of Old Sheldon in Yemassee, SC.

What I love about this landmark is that the instant you walk onto the property you feel the need to whisper.

There is just something sacred about this church surrounded by huge old oak trees.

And more than once when I have visited the old church tears have come to my eyes as I read the gravestones of  it’s members.

To think of the hardships of the people who lived and worked this beautiful wild coastland.

The church was originally built in 1757 and burned twice, once by the British army and once by Union soldiers.

Both times it was burned the community came together and rebuilt it.

And you see, to me, this landmark is a great example of southern history.

The South has been beaten down throughout our countries history, but has rebuilt with indescribable fervor.

And that great Southern spirit still lives on today.

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2 thoughts on “Our Little Beach Vacation- Part Dos, a tribute to Old Sheldon Church

  1. Rene, That is one of my favorites as well. I was at a wedding 2 years ago in that old church. They had Goochie (?) singers and it was just so very beautiful in that setting.

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