Sheldon Church Ruins

We left this morning from Mary's house to head to Beaufort, making some stops along the way. There were cotton plants along the side of the road--a first for me to see-- Mary stopped so I could snap some pictures. We stopped at Broxton Bridge Plantation and walked around, taking some pictures of the cypress swamp (see the extra) with it's wonderful reflections. Met up with Joyce, and headed to the Frampton Plantation, followed by the Sheldon Church Ruins. The ruins are located in a beautiful place--a perfect setting for a church--& are surrounded by  huge, old live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, as well as many old gravestones. The plaque on the front of the ruins reads: "Sheldon Church built between 1745-1755. Burned by the British Army in 1779. Rebuilt 1826. Burned by the Federal Army 1865."  
That's one unlucky church!!   :))
Drove to Beaufort and checked into our hotel, then promptly left to get something to eat and spent the evening walking around looking at all the historic houses. A really fun day!   :))

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