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 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 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.
Here is a wonderful little video showing how beautiful Pompion Hill Chapel is inside and out.
Pompion Hill Chapel Info
Address: Huger, SC
GPS Coordinates: 33.086309,-79.840255
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