Old Church Yard, Charleston

Old Church Yard, Charleston

It’s not just me. When I walk around the old church yards here I see people from all over the world wandering around. They’re fascinating pieces of history.

Old Church Yard, Charleston
Old Church Yard, Charleston

This one more than most. The Circular Church was founded in the 1680’s, was burned, blown up, and rebuilt multiple times.

Old Church Yard, Charleston
Old Church Yard, Charleston

The latest rounded design above,  was by Robert Mills (Washington Monument, Wash. DC) around 1818. Major repairs were again needed after the Civil War. Early photographs from the war show the roof and front in ruins from the bombardment of Charleston.

Old Church Yard, Charleston
Old Church Yard, Charleston

The center of Charleston has numerous old churches and grave yards, some even hidden in plain sight. Each visit always provides something new.

 

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