Pompion Hill Chapel – Huger, South Carolina

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Constructed between 1763 and 1765, Pompion Hill is located near Huger in Berkeley County, where it once served as the official chapel-of-ease for St. Thomas’s Parish.

Pompion Hill Chapel

Joseph Baker of Summerville, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pompion Hill Chapel is not only listed in the National Historic Register, which calls it a “miniature Georgian masterpiece,” but it has the added distinction of being a National Historic Landmark.

Pompion Chapel

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pompion Hill Chapel is named for the bluff on which it stands, which overlooks the Cooper River. Interestingly, the name of this church is sometimes pronounced “Pumpkin,” even today. Berkeley County was settled largely by Huguenots, and pompion is an old French word for Pumpkin. A contemporary wedding record also lists this location as Ponkin.

Pompion Hill Huger

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pompion Hill Church in Berekely County

Joseph Baker of Summerville, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pompion Grave

Ann Helms of Spartanburg, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Here is a wonderful little video showing how beautiful Pompion Hill Chapel is inside and out.

Pompion Hill Chapel Info

Address: Huger, SC

Pompion Hill Chapel Map

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4 Comments about Pompion Hill Chapel

Jenny Taylor Kennington says:
May 5th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

We were in the river one afternoon and someone was giving a tour of this chapel. How can we get that coordinated?

David DuPre says:
April 12th, 2015 at 5:10 am

Wondering if there is a resource for finding burial plots or records at this location. Also, Joseph, Bill and Ann: Thank you for taking the time to post photos of the chapel.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
March 10th, 2014 at 10:37 am

Hi, Gary. Pompion Hill Chapel is on private property, but the Preservation Society of Charleston conducts the occasional tour. Here is a link to the Preservation Society: http://www.preservationsociety.org/. I hope this helps.

Gary BlackNo Gravatar says:
March 10th, 2014 at 10:19 am

Can Pompion Hill Chapel be visited or is it located on private property? If so, can it be accessed from the highway? Thanks for any information, Gary Black

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