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St. Philip's Parish serves [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston]].  
 
St. Philip's Parish serves [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston]].  
  
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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It was the city's first church. Made of wood, it was located at the southeast corner of Broad and Meeting streets. This structure was replaced&nbsp;by a more permanent edifice in 1723 and opened on Easter. St. Philips was the earliest Church of England in the Carolinas and was the first Protestant foundation south of Virginia.<ref name="Lesesne">''History of Charleston County South Carolina,'' by Thomas Petigru Lesesne, 1931 {{FHL|53420|item|disp=FHL book 975.7915 D3l or FHL film 1598278 item 2}}.</ref>
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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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History

St. Philip's Parish serves Charleston.

It was the city's first church. Made of wood, it was located at the southeast corner of Broad and Meeting streets. This structure was replaced by a more permanent edifice in 1723 and opened on Easter. St. Philips was the earliest Church of England in the Carolinas and was the first Protestant foundation south of Virginia.[1]

South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."[2]

Founded

  • 1681

Boundary

Resources

Church Records and History

Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. History of Charleston County South Carolina, by Thomas Petigru Lesesne, 1931 FHL book 975.7915 D3l or FHL film 1598278 item 2.
  2. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.