The Parish Church of St. Helena-Beaufort, South Carolina

St. Helena’s was established in 1712 as a colonial parish by The Commons House of Assembly, under the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. Construction began in 1715. The church has been expanded and rebuilt to accommodate growth of the congregation and to make repairs after the Civil War and when a hurricane caused significant damage.

One of the earliest burials was Colonel John Barnwell (1671-1724).

A crypt covered in vines and flowers

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