St. Helena's Church

St. Helena's Church (HM3DM)

Location: Beaufort, SC 29902 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 26.042', W 80° 40.507'

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This Episcopal Parish was established by Act of the Assembly June 7, 1712. The first known rector, William Guy, conducted early worship services in homes of settlers. The parish suffered greatly during the 1715 Yemassee Indian attack; constructed the present building in 1724 (enlarged 1817 & 1842); and was given communion silver in 1734 by John Bull, a captain in the militia. According to local tradition, the

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church was used by British to stable horses during the Revolution and as a hospital in the Civil War. In 1823 Dr. Joseph R. Walker became rector, serving 55 years, during which time at least 25 parishioners entered the ministry. Among those buried in the churchyard are 2 British officers, 3 American generals, and 17 ministers of the gospel. The 1962 parish house serves the community for various functions.
HM NumberHM3DM
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Beaufort County Historical Society series
Marker Number7-22
Year Placed1992
Placed ByBeaufort County Historical Society and Preservation Trust for Historic St Helena's Episcopal Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530541 N 3588593
Decimal Degrees32.43403333, -80.67511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.042', W 80° 40.507'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 2.52" N, 80° 40' 30.42" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 Church St, Beaufort SC 29902, US
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