St. James Parish – Goose Creek, South Carolina
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One of the first churches built in the colonies, St. James Parish Church, located near Goose Creek, was completed in 1719. Made of stucco-covered brick, it was probably built by the slaves of planters from Barbados. During the American Revolution, British troops were ordered to burn Lowcountry homes and churches as they left, but legend says St. James was spared because of the Royal coat of arms over its pulpit.
Members of General William Moultrie‘s family are buried in the graveyard.
The church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.