This Episcopal church, like so much of lowcountry South Carolina, when I vacationed down there two weeks ago, is filled with beauty and history. Though the community itself dates back to 1767, when a church was built nearby, this particular cruciform Gothic structure was constructed in 1854. Its rose-colored glass windows came from England.
The church survived two disasters: one in 1863, when Union troops spared it from the torch to which they put most of the rest of the town, and the other in 1898, when a hurricane damaged the building. (Repairs were made within two years.) The Church of the Cross has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975.