South Carolina has been on my list of destinations to visit for about 2 years now. Needless to say, Savannah was on my list for years before we finally arrived. I have to say, on this trip to Savannah, I got a taste of both. Although we stayed in Savannah, we did make the drive out to Beaufort, SC to the Old Sheldon Church Ruins and it turned out to be quite a drive, about an hour or so. Not too bad considering the scenery was tranquil and made for a relaxing ride. It kinda feels like the middle of nowhere and all of a sudden, on the left side are some spectacular ruins of the Old Sheldon Church. I heard from locals that it was a beautiful place and they were not wrong. Originally known as Prince Williams Parish Church, this site was built in the 1740’s and funded by William Bull, one of the founding fathers of Savannah. Unfortunately, the church was burned twice, once by the British during the Revolutionary War, once during the Civil War by Sherman’s troops, and was also looted by locals needing to rebuild their homes. Amazingly, the ruins are still standing along with a small cemetery in the back.
Beaufort, South Carolina