This wonderful old church and graveyard were around the corner from our lodgings in Beaufort. I enjoy historic places like these and we had some time before our lunch after Graduation and decided to take a stroll.
The Commons House of Assembly, under the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, established St. Helena’s in 1712 as a colonial parish of the Church of England. The church was built in 1724 and is one of the oldest active churches in North America. Construction of the church building was delayed by the Yemassee Indian War of 1715. Built of brick, much of which originally was ship’s ballast, and smoothed over with stucco, the church has excellent exterior proportions and fine interior detail. More of the history of this church can be found here.
We stepped back in time as we wandered around the grounds.
Back to the Present…
One of the Mennonite Girls calls this fresh love. I think that’s a great description. Isn’t it sweet to see?
My Beaufort posts are winding down. I’ll be posting some of my food photos and some photos from the Bay soon.
If you missed my post yesterday Andrew and Katie are now engaged….
Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.