Down an alley on a busy tourist and retail street in Charleston, South Carolina you will find the 250 year old path to this National Historic Registry site.
The Church and graveyard began construction in 1772 but the US revolutionary war pushed completion back to 1787. Originally part of the famous Circular Church (Society Of Dissenters) they parted in 1817.
We have been down the path before but I am always amazed how this is hidden in plain sight. This trip we also (another article to be completed) were able to photograph inside the church.
The graveyard looks damaged and overgrown, but this is by design. Native plants, the old cobblestone paths, and the iron work is all maintained by an army of volunteers.
The church itself was used as a stable by the British, destroyed in the 1886 earthquake, and the latest damage was the enormous hurricane Hugo in 1989.
The original drawings and designs from the 1700’s have been saved and each time any repairs were done exactly as the original construction.
BTW, Charleston does have earthquakes. We are on a fault line…we actually had one last night.