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.

Ann Helms of Spartanburg, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Members of General William Moultrie‘s family are buried in the graveyard.

The church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

St. James Parish Info

Address: 100 Vestry Lane, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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4 Comments about St. James Parish

Jean GodfreyNo Gravatar says:
November 4th, 2013 at 9:56 am

I misunderstood that I should put my name in the first space. I am looking for James W. Godfrey. My name is Jean Godfrey. Sorry for the error.

James Warren GodfreyNo Gravatar says:
November 4th, 2013 at 9:53 am

I am looking for my great grandfather, James W. Godfrey, who died Nov. 9, 1861 in Savannah, Georgia, but is believed to be buried in this area, as this is where he was born.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
March 19th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hi Janice! Try taking a look at our Berkeley County Genealogy Resources. Here you’ll find a variety of resources to help you find this information. Hope this helps and good luck! – SCIWAY

janice prestonNo Gravatar says:
March 15th, 2012 at 9:53 am

I am looking for my great grandfather, James Sanders. Where could I find a list of the people buried in the graveyard?


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