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St Andrews Episcopal Church

  • Also Known As: Old St Andrew's Parish Church

  • Address: 2604 Ashley River Rd
  • Vicinity: 5 mi NW of Charleston on SC 61
  • Neighborhood of West Ashley in Charleston
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1708/00/00 St Andrews Episcopal Church is established by the Church Act in 1706 by the Colonial South Carolina Assembly. The first sanctuary on site was built ca 1708, enlarged in 1733 and burned in 1764.
1730/12/30 Thomas Drayton IV Groom Elizabeth Bull (c 1716-1751) marries Thomas Drayton at St Andrews Parish. Their 21 years of marriage will produce ten children, only three of whom appear to have survived to adulthood.
1740/12/24 John Drayton Widower Sarah Cattell Drayton, John Drayton's first wife, is buried at St Andrews Parish.
1751/11/06 Thomas Drayton IV Widower Elizabeth Bull Drayton is buried at St Andrews Parish.
1764/00/00 Built in 1764, St Andrews Episcopal Church building is cruciform in shaped structure that maintains the architectural integrity of a rural colonial parish church of the 1760s.
1850/00/00 Rev John Grimke Drayton Vocation Rev John Grimke becomes the pastor of St Andrews Episcopal Church, Charleston County, South Carolina.

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Particulars for St Andrews Episcopal Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Cemetery
Historic Use Church school
Architectural Style Colonial
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Religious Property
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1973

Registry Name: St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Registry Address: 5 mi. NW of Charleston on SC 61
Registry Number: 73001694
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Colonial
Area in Acres: 12
Contributing Buildings: 2
Contributing Sites: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1764
Historic Function: Religion, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure, Cemetery, Church school
Current Function: Religion, Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure Cemetery Church school

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