Perhaps my favorite landmark, and spot, in Charleston.
For many years one of my favorite songs, a hymn actually, has been Amazing Grace. The Joan Baez version in particular. The song was written here, in the sanctuary, of the Circular Church.
Co-founded with Charles Towne, 1680–1685, by the English Congregationalists, Scots Presbyterians, and French Huguenots of the original settlement. The church members were called the ‘Dissenters’.
Over the years fire, earthquakes, and even cannon balls have damaged the church. Each time it has been repaired.