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Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church

Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church – Georgetown, South Carolina


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Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church is located in the historic seaport town of Georgetown. It serves one of the oldest continuous congregations in South Carolina, dating back to 1721.

Prince George Winyah

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Bricks for the church were collected as early as 1740, though the cornerstone was not laid until 1745. Construction was completed two years later and the first service was held on August 16, 1747. The church is constructed from English red bricks held together with local oyster shell mortar. While the design is typical of many colonial churches, it does have several notable features including English stained glass windows and a Jacobean gable.

Prince George Winyah Tower

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The church’s interior is lined with traditional box pews and features hand-carved woodwork and flagstone flooring. The church was severely damaged during the Revolutionary War but received repairs and several additions in 1809. The tower and steeple were not added until 1824.

Prince George Winyah Episcopal Cemetery

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Several notable South Carolinians, including Governor Robert Francis Withers Allston, are buried in the church’s cemetery.

Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church Info


Address: 300 Broad Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Website: http://www.pgwinyah.org/

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