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In 1850, The Church of the Holy Cross, Episcopal (or Holy Cross Episcopal Church) was situated in Stateburg, South Carolina, which was a thriving community located on the King's Highway connecting Charleston and the upper state.

Holy Cross Episcopal Church has served this area in all aspects of Christian life. The minister position was shared by surrounding churches until 1975, when the first full-time rector came. Since that time, Holy Cross Episcopal Church has continued to grow.

Successor to the Chapel of Ease of 1770 and the old Claremont Church of 1788, it is constructed of pise de terre (rammed earth). This church is a beautiful example of Victorian Gothic in architectural design and furnishings. The organ is by Henry Erben, renowned 19th century organ-maker of New York. Installed in 1851, it is one of the few remaining. In the churchyard are graves of distinguished South Carolinians.

Location: Hwy 261, Stateburg South Carolina

Other History nearby:
(Santee) Berkeley Museum
(Lake City) Browntown Museum
(Cayce) Cayce Historical Museum
(Stateburg) Church of the Holy Cross
(Columbia) Confederate Relic Room & Museum
(Darlington) Darlington County Museum

09/30 Coming to The Stateburg area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.