From what I read, the church was built in the early 1700's, and burned down not once, not twice.......BUT THREE TIMES!
The first time was a forest fire in the 1700s, after which British troops used it to store ammunition in during the Revolutionary War.
They burned it down on purpose when they left it. It was re-built again.
And burned down once more due to forest fire, in 1886. The parishoners did not re-build this time, and left it in ruins.
The cemetery is still in use today.
We love tramping through all the lowcountry ruins, ancient cemeteries, old church yards and the like. It is so informational to read all the old tombstones, we learn so much.
The old tombstones are very different from what we use today......and say different things. I love reading the old fashioned names.
And they are always peaceful places! Quiet and relaxing.
What kind of ruins might there be in your neck of the woods?
Do you like rambling old cemeteries, or do they creep you out?