Prince William's Parish Church

Prince William's Parish Church (HM203J)

Location: Yemassee, SC 29945 Beaufort County
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N 32° 37.087', W 80° 46.858'

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(Sheldon Church)

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Prince William's Parish Church
(Sheldon Church)

These ruins are of Prince William's Parish Church, built ca. 1751-1757 and partially burned during the American Revolution, with its interior and roof rebuilt 1825-26. This Anglican church was primarily paid for by Lieutenant Governor William Bull I (1683-1755), who is buried here. It is often called Sheldon, after Bull's plantation.

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Local Loyalists burned the church in 1779 during a raid by General Augustine Prevost. It was assumed by many area residents in 1865 and has been widely believed since that Federal troops burned Sheldon Church during the last months of the Civil War. It was actually dismantled by local freedmen ca. 1865-67.

Sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society, 2013
Replacing a marker erected by the society in 1955
HM NumberHM203J
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Beaufort County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees32.61811667, -80.78096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 37.087', W 80° 46.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 37' 5.22" N, 80° 46' 51.48" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 919 Old Sheldon Church Rd, Yemassee SC 29945, US
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