All Saints Episcopal Church – Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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All Saints Episcopal Church is located on the mainland of Pawleys Island, just south of Litchfield Plantation. The chapel pictured below, built in 1917, is the fourth to serve the congregation.
The first wooden chapel was built in the late 1730s on land purchased from Percival Pawley. This building served the congregation until 1798 when it was destroyed by fire. A second wooden chapel was constructed in its place, but was replaced in 1843 by a more ornate Greek Revival sanctuary. This sanctuary survived several major hurricanes, but was also destroyed by fire in 1915. The current structure replicates the 1843 design on a smaller scale.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, All Saints was one of the most notable Episcopal churches in South Carolina, serving many of the leading planters, politicians, lawyers, and public figures of antebellum Georgetown County. An Episcopal committee’s report from 1860 noted that, prior to the Civil War, All Saints Parish contained “more wealth than any other rural parish in South Carolina, or perhaps in the South.”
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