Behind the main house at Middleton Plantation a small brick chapel sits. It’s the same design and bricks as the other building here so I’m sure it’s pre-Civil War, probably closer to the Revolutionary War.
During the spring this entire area of the plantation is filled with flowering bushes and trees.
The Pon Pon Chapel Of Ease is ‘off the beaten path’…and on an electric utility dirt road. The first wooden Chapel here was built in 1725, right after the Yemassee War (Yemassee were a confederation of Native Americans).
My love of old cemeteries and grave yards brings me here about once a year. A Colleton County Historic group has worked hard to maintain the site and they may have even saved the ruins from caving in completely.
Below is a sampling of the grave sites that remain scattered around the ruins.