Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Beaufort West

2450 Boundary St, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29906, United States
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Beaufort West
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Need directions to the Old Sheldon Church ruins

by kpratt

Hi! I am getting married at the Old Sheldon Church, but live in NYC. I really need some driving directions from the Beaufort AND Charleston areas. I've only been to the site once, so am not so great at writing out directions. Does anyone know? Thanks so so so much!

RE: Need directions to the Old Sheldon Church ruins

by catalysta

Your question intrigued me since I am interested in the Beaufort area, so I looked online to find what I could find. This little historical page gives the closest approximation to directions that I could find - that, & I was able to verify that Old Sheldon Church Road is also SSR 21 on some highway maps, the ruins are "near Yemmassee", and they "sit at the boundary of the old Tomotley Plantation".

The locals seem proud that the old ruins aren't shown on any maps that the general public has access to, so I'm gonna hazard a guess that you'll have to arrive early & ask around when you get to Beaufort, or just drive SSR 21 till you find it. Here is a link for the Tomotley Plantation that may help out:

Have fun exploring! (Was this a test on your fiance's part, LOL?)

RE: Need directions to the Old Sheldon Church ruins

by airkarat

Too late for your question, but we found it at Chtistmas on our way to Florida. I've posted the map on the Yemassee, South Carolin page.

RE: Need directions to the Old Sheldon Church ruins

by Clemsonchk

I know this is late and a little off base, but I see that you were to get married in the Old Sheldon Church ruins. I note this because I fell in love with this location and wanted to have my own wedding there. There has been only one problem, I cannot find any contact information for the location. I have emailed the city several times with no response, and was wandering if you could send me the contact information. Thanks in advance!

Re: who to contact?!

by riverchick247

I've also wanted to have my wedding there since I saw it the first time!!
But who on earth do I contact to reserve a date?!?! I've called so many different places and no one seems to know!! Please help, if anyone knows please help me out!!! thanks so much!

Re: Need directions to the Old Sheldon Church ruins

by egaff

Did you ever find out who to contact for this location? I too would like to get married there. If you did get married there, could you give pointers as to how you did it all?


Travel Tips for Beaufort

Hurricanes, Live Oaks and Spanish Moss

by grandmaR

Beaufort has been spared most hurricanes. The biggest hurricane was in 1893. In an interview with Clara Barton (Director of the Red Cross at the time) she said "On the 28th of August, 1893, a hurricane and tidal wave from the direction of the West Indes swept the coast of South Carolina, covering its entire range of Port Royal Islands, sixteen feet below the sea.

In 1959, Hurricane Gracie's "Drenching rains" and 145 m.p.h. winds caused 4 local deaths, damaged 2,394 area homes and wrought $4 million (about $24,000,000 in 2003 value) in property losses. The storm sent 12 shrimp boats "to the bottom," and on Oct. 8 farmer Rudolph Bishop reported nearly $20,000 (about $120,000 today) in crop damage

More recently Hugo in 1989 was only a Cat 1 and Floyd in 1999 went to NC. The lack of hurricanes has allowed the live oaks in the area to grow unmolested. These oaks grow 40 to 80 feet tall and 60 to 100 feet wide. In open landscapes the sprawling horizontal branches arch to the ground and form a broad, rounded canopy (photo 2)

The Spanish moss is more closely related to the pineapple than to moss. They release airbourne seeds which lodge in the cracks of rough-barked live oaks, and fasten temporary roots to keep it in place. It will grow only on trees. Spanish moss normally does no damage to a tree unless its weight becomes excessive.

Native Americans called the plant "tree hair". The French explorers termed it "Barbe espagnole" -- "Spanish Beard" -- to insult their bitter rivals. The Spanish retorted with "Cabello franc├ęs" ("French hair").

"Spanish Moss", a milder variation of the French taunt, has survived. Another common name is "Graybeard".

I have a photo of my dad posing with a 'beard' of Spanish moss.

Many animals are at home with the romantic looking Spanish moss - chiggers, rat snakes and three species of bats, plus a species of spider that lives only in Spanish Moss. Birds -- like the prothonotary warblers and chickadees -- also use Spanish Moss to build or conceal their nests, and the parula warbler makes its nest in the actual hanging clumps of the moss. Yellow-throated warblers make nests of Spanish moss and pine needles, both abundant materials in the Sea Islands. Squirrels, owls, egrets and mockingbirds also use Spanish Moss for nest bedding.

Early settlers used the Spanish moss as fodder, kindling, and as caulking.

Col. Edward Means House c 1853 (#9 on tour)

by grandmaR

This house at 604 Pinckney St. has a portico entry on the East side. The interior is noted for the fine woodwork including a floating spiral staircase.

It was built around 1853 and saved during the Civil War by federal forces in need of quarters.

Wm Barnwell House c 1816 (#17 on walking tour)

by grandmaR

As recently as January, 1973, the William Wigg Barnwell house was slated for demolition. It was saved by the Historic Beaufort Foundation, and in September, 1973, it was moved from its original location at the southwest corner of Prince and Scott Streets to its present site at 501 King Street.

The twelve room town house is said to have been built by the Gibbes brothers on behalf of their sister, Sarah Reeve Gibbes, who married William Wigg Barnwell, grandson of the Revolutionary War hero, Major William Hazzard Wigg. During the Civil War, the house served as Union Hospital #4. The house remained in the Barnwell family until 1895, when the Barnwells son Bower Williamson Barnwell died.

The house later served as a school and as an apartment house. For the better part of this century it sustained much abuse and neglect. Despite this, much of the original paneling and a magnificent stairhall remained fairly intact. The house was purchased and restored by antiques dealer Jim Williams of Savannah, Georgia.

Edward Barnwell House 1785 (#28 on walking tour)

by grandmaR

I am going by the address I see on the door of this house. (I can see 14#5, so I am assuming that the covered number is a zero) I can find no other photos of 1405 Bay Street.

The house was built in 1785 by Edward Barnwell, it housed federal offices during the Civil War and also served as a signal station and U.S. Telegraph Office. Like many other houses, it was sold after the war to pay taxes.

"Two Barnwell brothers inherited it, but they were so jealous of each other they built a partition through the middle, removing part of the stairway, and their families lived separately from each other."

Waterfront Park

by grandmaR

There is a lovely waterfront park just north of the marina, which has wisteria blooming in the spring, and sometimes there are concerts there and swap meets. You will always receive a warm and friendly greeting from those you meet. A few steps away, there are galleries, antique shops, restaurants and cafes.

The park has plaques with local history explained.


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Address: 2450 Boundary St, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29906, United States