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History

St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish serves Berkeley County, South Carolina. Also known as White Church.[1] Pompion Hill Chapel served as a chapel of ease to St. Thomas parishioners.[2]

In the Colonial period, many Huguenots attended this church. It was the first South Carolina parish church built outside of Charleston.[3]

South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."[4]

Founded

  • 1706

Boundary

Resources

Parish History

For a history of the parish, see Chapter 8, Parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis, pages 284-294, 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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Pompion Hill Chapel

References

  1. St. Thomas Church Marker, The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.
  2. Pompion Hill Chapel, The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.
  3. 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), 284.
  4. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.

 

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