Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, Georgetown

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Prince George Winyah Church is an Anglican church in Georgetown, South Carolina. Prince George Winyah is one of the oldest continuous congregations in South Carolina, and the church building is one of the oldest churches in continuous service in South Carolina. Prince George Winyah (Anglican) and Churchyard was named to the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1971.
Starting in 1716, Anglican parishes were electoral and administration units in South Carolina government. Therefore, Prince George Parish and Prince George Winyah Parish can also refer to an electoral and administrative district that had the same geographic boundaries as this church.
As early colonialist spread across the South Carolina Lowcountry, there was a need of a new parish north of the existing St. James Santee Parish. Prince George Parish was established on March 10, 1721. It was named after the Prince of Wales, who became King George II. There were two potential locations for the church: an inland settlement on the Black River and Winyah on the Sampit River and Winyah Bay at the location of today's Georgetown. In 1726, a wooden church was built inland on a bend of the Black River near Brown's Ferry and twelve miles from the present Georgetown.
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  • What a great old church that is kept in great shape. A very nice display of old church artifacts. The people were lovely. 
    What a great old church that is kept in great shape. A very nice display of old church artifacts. The people were lovely.  more »
  • Box pew church with fascinating history to share. Docents are there to tell the stories usually. And the graveyard will tell you more. Best time to visit is whenever they do their plantation tours. 
    Box pew church with fascinating history to share. Docents are there to tell the stories usually. And the graveyard will tell you more. Best time to visit is whenever they do their plantation tours.  more »
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  • Attended Easter Service. Very welcoming and joyful service. Located off Front street area in historical Georgetown, SC. Very peaceful. I loved the way they decorated the cross and front doors.
  • Beautifully maintained...appreciated legacy of history...

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