St. Peter Catholic Church

St. Peter Catholic Church (HM2GF8)

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N 32° 26.151', W 80° 40.201'

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(side 1)This Greek Revival church, built In 1846, dedicated as "St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church," Is the oldest Catholic church in Beaufort County. Michael O'Connor (1798-1850), a native of Ireland who came to Beaufort In 1822, built it and deeded the church and lot to the bishop. Its first pastor was Rev. J.J. O'Connell (1821-1894), author of Catholicity in the Carolinas and Georgia (1879).
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The brick wall was built in 1857 by local craftsman Franklin Talbird. During the Civil War, the church housed a school for freedmen. The Gothic trefoil window was added in 1899. Though the parish moved to Lady's Island In 1987, this church has been used for special events since and was handsomely restored in 2012. The churchyard includes several fine examples of 19th and 20th century gravestone art.
Sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society, 2013
HM NumberHM2GF8
Year Placed2013
Placed ByBeaufort County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 531020 N 3588795
Decimal Degrees32.43585000, -80.67001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.151', W 80° 40.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 9.06" N, 80° 40' 12.06" W
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