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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina|South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St._Lukes_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Luke's Parish]]''  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
St. Luke's Parish serves [county] South Carolina.  
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Many Episcopalian [[St._Lukes_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Luke's]] parishioners continued to attend [[St. Helenas Parish, South Carolina|St. Helena's]], and their christenings, marriages, and deaths were registered there until 1786 when their first St. Luke's Parish church was built in Pritchardville.<ref>"St. Luke's Parish" in ''Heritage Library Foundation'' at http://www.heritagelib.org/articles/st-luke-s-parish (accessed 3 June 2011).</ref> That church burned down before 1824. In 1824 a replacement second parish church was constructed in Bluffton, half a mile to the east on part of the Bull Hill Plantation. Episcopal services were discontinued there after 1856, and in 1875 the building was sold to the Methodists. The second parish building is also known as the '''Bull Hill Church''' or '''St. Luke's Methodist Church'''.<ref>rosiewolf, "St. Luke's Methodist Church, Bluffton, SC" in ''Buzznet'' at http://rosiewolf-bluff.buzznet.com/user/photos/st-lukes-methodist-church-bluffton/?id=1271267#id=1271256 (accessed 3 June 2011).</ref>
  
South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
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The Episcopalian Zion Chapel of Ease, Hilton Head Island, belonged to St. Luke's Parish.<ref>[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=6856 ''Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery,''] The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.</ref> The Church of the Holy Trinity, which is now located in [[Jasper County, South Carolina|Jasper]] County, also served as a chapel of ease for St. Luke's parishioners.<ref>[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=6182 Church of the Holy Trinity Marker], The Historical Marker Database, 17 February 2011.</ref>
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Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the [[South Carolina Church Records#Church_of_England_.28Anglican.2C_Protestant_Episcopal.29|Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church)]]. Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
  
 
=== Founded  ===
 
=== Founded  ===
  
*1767
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[[St._Lukes_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Luke's Parish]] (Pritchardville, Beaufort, SC) was created in 1767 from the northwest side of [[St. Helenas Parish, South Carolina|St. Helena's Parish]] in the central part of [[Granville (1708-1768) County, South Carolina|Granville (1708-1768) County]].<ref name="1760map">"South Carolina Counties and Parishes - 1760" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 29 May 2011).</ref><ref name="1770map">"South Carolina Districts and Parishes - 1770" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 3 June 2011).</ref><ref>Frederick Dalcho, ''An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution: with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published'' (Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820), 360. {{FHL|375296|item|disp=FHL Film 22657}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SG0QAAAAIAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00dalc Internet Archive]..</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary  ===
 
=== Boundary  ===
  
*Borders [[Prince William Parish, South Carolina|Prince William]], [[St. Matthews Parish, South Carolina|St. Matthew's]], and [[St. Peters Parish, South Carolina|St. Peter's]] parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina].
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'''Borders:''' the Atlantic Ocean, [[St. Helenas Parish, South Carolina|St. Helena's]], [[Prince William Parish, South Carolina|Prince William]], [[St. Peters Parish, South Carolina|St. Peter's]], and [[St. Matthews Parish, South Carolina|St. Matthew's]] since 1768 parishes.<ref name="1770map" /> For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
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'''Areas Served:''' St. Luke's Parish served:
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:*part of historic [[Granville (1708-1768) County, South Carolina|Granville (1708-1768)]] 1767-1768<ref name="1760map" />
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:*part of [[Beaufort District, South Carolina|Beaufort District]] 1768-1800<ref name="1770map" />
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:*parts of [[Hilton County, South Carolina|Hilton]], [[Lincoln County, South Carolina|Lincoln]], and [[Shrewsbury County, South Carolina|Shrewsbury]] counties 1785-1791<ref name="1785map">"South Carolina Districts and County - 1785" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 3 June 2011).</ref>
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:*part of [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort County]] 1800 to present<ref name="1800map">"South Carolina Districts - 1800" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1800.html (accessed 3 June 2011).</ref><ref name="1880map">"South Carolina Counties - 1880" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1880.html (accessed 3 June 2011).</ref>
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:*part of [[Hampton County, South Carolina|Hampton County]] 1878 to present<ref name="1880map" />
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:*part of [[Jasper County, South Carolina|Jasper County]] 1912 to present<ref name="1920map">"South Carolina Counties - 1920" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1920.html (accessed 3 June 2011).</ref>
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:*a small part of [[Allendale County, South Carolina|Allendale County]] 1919 to present<ref name="1920map" />
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'''Modern equivalents:''' The original parish covered parts of what are present-day [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort]], [[Hampton County, South Carolina|Beaufort]], [[Jasper County, South Carolina|Jasper]], and small parts of [[Allendale County, South Carolina|Allendale]] counties.<ref name="1760map" /><ref name="1920map" />
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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*Dalcho, Frederick. ''An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published''. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. {{FHL|375296|item|disp=FHL Film 22657}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SG0QAAAAIAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00dalc Internet Archive].
 
*Dalcho, Frederick. ''An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published''. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. {{FHL|375296|item|disp=FHL Film 22657}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SG0QAAAAIAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00dalc Internet Archive].
 
*Elliott, James H. ''In Memoriam. Tributes to the Memory of the Rev. C.P. Gadsden, Late Rector of St. Luke's Church, Charleston, S.C.'' Charleston, S.C.: Fogartie's Book Depository, 1872. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=wq9AAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
 
  
 
==== Parish Records  ====
 
==== Parish Records  ====
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=6182 Church of the Holy Trinity Marker], The Historical Marker Database
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=6856 Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery], The Historical Marker Database
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 19:46, 3 June 2011

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Contents

History

Many Episcopalian St. Luke's parishioners continued to attend St. Helena's, and their christenings, marriages, and deaths were registered there until 1786 when their first St. Luke's Parish church was built in Pritchardville.[1] That church burned down before 1824. In 1824 a replacement second parish church was constructed in Bluffton, half a mile to the east on part of the Bull Hill Plantation. Episcopal services were discontinued there after 1856, and in 1875 the building was sold to the Methodists. The second parish building is also known as the Bull Hill Church or St. Luke's Methodist Church.[2]

The Episcopalian Zion Chapel of Ease, Hilton Head Island, belonged to St. Luke's Parish.[3] The Church of the Holy Trinity, which is now located in Jasper County, also served as a chapel of ease for St. Luke's parishioners.[4]

Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church). Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.[5]

Founded

St. Luke's Parish (Pritchardville, Beaufort, SC) was created in 1767 from the northwest side of St. Helena's Parish in the central part of Granville (1708-1768) County.[6][7][8]

Boundary

Borders: the Atlantic Ocean, St. Helena's, Prince William, St. Peter's, and St. Matthew's since 1768 parishes.[7] For a map, see: Early parishes in South Carolina. An overlay of districts is available at Carolana.com.

Areas Served: St. Luke's Parish served:

Modern equivalents: The original parish covered parts of what are present-day Beaufort, Beaufort, Jasper, and small parts of Allendale counties.[6][12]

Resources

Cemetery

Parish History

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 25, St. Luke's Parish, pages 387-388, in:

  • Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

Parish Records

Websites

References

  1. "St. Luke's Parish" in Heritage Library Foundation at http://www.heritagelib.org/articles/st-luke-s-parish (accessed 3 June 2011).
  2. rosiewolf, "St. Luke's Methodist Church, Bluffton, SC" in Buzznet at http://rosiewolf-bluff.buzznet.com/user/photos/st-lukes-methodist-church-bluffton/?id=1271267#id=1271256 (accessed 3 June 2011).
  3. Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery, The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.
  4. Church of the Holy Trinity Marker, The Historical Marker Database, 17 February 2011.
  5. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "South Carolina Counties and Parishes - 1760" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 29 May 2011).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "South Carolina Districts and Parishes - 1770" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 3 June 2011).
  8. Frederick Dalcho, An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution: with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published (Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820), 360. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive..
  9. "South Carolina Districts and County - 1785" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 3 June 2011).
  10. "South Carolina Districts - 1800" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1800.html (accessed 3 June 2011).
  11. 11.0 11.1 "South Carolina Counties - 1880" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1880.html (accessed 3 June 2011).
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "South Carolina Counties - 1920" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1920.html (accessed 3 June 2011).

 

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