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St. Helena Island, South Carolina: Chapel of Ease Ruins

Picturesque roadside ruin of a 1740 church that survived both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars unscathed, but was gutted by an 1886 forest fire.

17 Lands End Rd, St. Helena Island, SC
From Beaufort drive west on US-21/Sea Island Pkwy for six miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto MLK Drive/State Rd S-7-45. Drive south for 1.5 miles. You'll see a pull-off and the church ruins on the left.
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Chapel of Ease ruins.

Chapel of Ease Ruins

Built in 1740 with impressive foot-thick walls, this small chapel was sized and located as a convenient place of worship with the larger churches all being farther away. The ruins of this Chapel of Ease still stand.

[Jody High, 04/07/2022]

The picturesque ruin survived both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars unscathed, then was gutted by a forest fire in 1886.

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