Thursday, February 4, 2010

Christ Church, St. Simons Island, GA

The first English settlers arrived on St. Simons Island on 2/22/1736. Georgia became a Royal Colony in 1752. The first church was built on this location in 1820, but that building was destroyed during the civil war. After the war, the current structure was built, using the same cornerstone as the original building.
The live oaks with their hanging spanish moss create such a graceful setting.
The oldest tombstone is from 1803 and several names on the tombstones can be read about in Eugenia Price's novels.
Next year, if I am able to go back to St.Simons Island, I hope to visit the lighthouse at Sapelo Island and a plantation in the area. Perhaps I can finally go to the top of the St.Simons Lighthouse also, since it was undergoing renovations this year.
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3 comments:

Christine Davis said...

Hi Holly,
I Love you photos!!
Would you please e-mail me. You can contact me through the website. I need your help on something.
Thanks and Have A Blessed Day
Christine
www.artfullegacy.com

Peyton said...

What a beautiful place. Spanish moss makes everything more mysterious, doesn't it?

Jan Castle said...

Love th cross peek thru the bricks!
Jan