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Chapel of Ease Ruins, St. Helena Island, South Carolina | by DawnaMoorePhotography
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Chapel of Ease Ruins, St. Helena Island, South Carolina

"The chapel of ease served the planters of St. Helena Island, a sea island five miles east of Beaufort. The church got its name because it was a convenient place of worship for island residents who lived too far from Beaufort’s parish church to attend services there regularly. The chapel was all but abandoned in 1861 after planters fled the island before the invading Federal army, and a forest fire destroyed the structure in 1868. Today, only the outer shell of the old church remains." (ghostnghouls.com)

 

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Taken on November 25, 2014