Huguenot Church, 1687 - 1845

Huguenot Church, 1687

Founded in Charleston in 1687.

In 1598, King Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes, granting certain rights and protections to the Huguenots. This edict was revoked by Louis XIV in 1685, prompting an exodus of Huguenots from France.

Huguenot Church, 1687 - 1845
Huguenot Church, 1687 – 1845

Above is an example of the private box design for family pews of the time. Most of the old Charleston churches include this.

 

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