Berkeley County is rich in history, and legends. Churches date back from the 1700s and have been immaculately maintained, so locals and visitors can step back into time.
The St. Stephen Episcopal Church, built in the early 1700s, has been preserved in its original condition. The church features beautiful stained glass windows and original woodwork throughout.
Strawberry Chapel’s holding tombs still stand. The church is also the real-life setting of the infamous story of “Little Miss Chicken.” As legend tells it, back in the 1700s, a teacher tied a young girl to one of the tombstones overnight. (We don’t want to spoil it for you so you will have to visit to catch the rest of the story!)
When viewing the St. James Church in Goose Creek, South Carolina, you will be transported to the time when ladies wore flowing gowns and men wore long tails and vests.
The Biggins Church ruins are also another spectacular site. This former church dates back to American Revolution and was razed by British to thwart holding supplies. It features a historic cemetery with interesting tombstones.
Other area churches afford visitors the opportunity to experience the “feeling” during the time when our nation was young and just becoming established. The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce offers a “Historic Church Tour” for anyone interested.