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Plantersville’s Prince Frederick Church

Plantersville’s Prince Frederick Church – Plantersville, South Carolina


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This picture of the Prince Frederick’s Episcopal Church (also known as the Old Gun Church) was taken in 1959 before the majority of the church was torn down. Its ruins can be found near Plantersville in Georgetown County.

Contributed by Karen Main, Rock Hill, 1959 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The church was named in honor of Prince Frederick of Wales, the son of King George II. Construction was completed in 1876, and the church became a focal point of religious life for early Pee Dee settlers. Its tower and front facade are all that currently remain (see a picture of the Prince Frederick Church ruins).

Many thanks to Karen Main a Georgetown native who provided the picture and historical information above.

BJ Thurman of Conway, 2009 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Address: Plantersville Road at Jackson Village Road, Plantersville, SC 29440

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12 Comments about Plantersville’s Prince Frederick Church

Langston DonkleNo Gravatar says:
April 30th, 2012 at 9:41 am

Yes, Chad. The Lachicotte family is connected to the Flagg family. The Lachicotte Company is on the corner of Hwy. 17 and the North Causeway to Pawleys Island.

RandyNo Gravatar says:
January 11th, 2012 at 12:38 am

Does anyone know how I can get permission to go inside the gates to get photos?

ChadNo Gravatar says:
November 28th, 2011 at 11:06 am

Does anybody know if any members of the Flagg family still live around Murrells-Inlet/Pawleys Island/Georgetown? There are a few Flaggs in the cemetary at Prince Frederick’s Chapel and All Saints Waccamaw.

Great, Great, Great granddaughter of Henry FordNo Gravatar says:
October 27th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

My family is related to the descendant of the Ford family in the Fordtown. My mother and aunts were able to help me make the connections with the family tree.

ConnieNo Gravatar says:
September 18th, 2011 at 7:23 am

This is beautiful to see in person!

PVREPNo Gravatar says:
August 18th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Henry Ford descendant…there are a lot of Fords and Guillards still residing in Plantersville. I dont know if they are related to you or not — there are also two sections in Plantersville named Fordtown and Guilliard village.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
July 15th, 2011 at 8:06 am

Hi Laynie! The church is on SC 52 in the Plantersville vicinity. We have never actually visited it before, but please click on this link and take a look at this map. This should get you very close to the church – http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Pawleys+Island,+SC&daddr=SC+52+plantersville+sc&hl=en&sll=33.462415,-79.20524&sspn=0.35401,0.679779&geocode=FYgm_gEd6bNI-ynTgqxwAjEAiTHSKOTvFTM9uQ%3BFWANAAIdXaVG-yktHDlpmiUAiTFZAJ6kdnP5Pg&mra=ls&z=11

LaynieNo Gravatar says:
July 14th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

We live in Pawleys Island and would love to take some pictures of the church. Can you give us directions?

great, great, great granddaughter of Henry Ford of PlantersvilleNo Gravatar says:
May 11th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Do you know the name of any of his brothers or the ages? The names of family members are repeated generation after generation. Brother and sisters kept naming their kids after each other.

Betty ReedNo Gravatar says:
December 5th, 2010 at 6:48 am

I am also interested in these records. My great, great grandfather and grandmother are burried on the site of the Old Gun Church. They were George Guillard Ford and Jane Edmonson Ford. They owned the Exchange Plantation situated next door to the church. Any information on this is greatly appreciated.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
October 7th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Hi Debra! We don’t know where the records for this church are kept, but a great place to start would be to look over our Georgetown Genealogy Resources. One this page you’ll find links to cemetery lists, vital records, and archives for Georgetown County which will hopefully steer you in the right direction. Good Luck!

Debra EdwardsNo Gravatar says:
October 7th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Would you have any idea where I may be able to look at a copy of membership records from this church? I am trying to build my husband’s family tree and his 6x Great-Grandfather Aaron Cooper, Sr. was from this area and we were told that he owned land around this church.

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