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==== Boundary ====
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*Borders [[St._Andrews_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Andrew's]], [[St._James_Goose_Creek_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. James Goose Creek]], and [[St._Philips_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Philip's]] parishes. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
*Borders [[St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina|St. Andrew's]], [[St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina|St. James Goose Creek]], and [[St. Philips Parish, South Carolina|St. Philip's]] parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
=== Resources  ===
=== Resources  ===

Revision as of 23:01, 4 March 2011

United States  Gotoarrow.png  South Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  St. Michael's Parish


St. Michael's Parish serves Charleston.

Built on the site of St. Philip's Parish Church in Charleston, which was destroyed by a hurricane in 1710.[1]


  • 1751



Research Guides


  • Jervey, Clare. Inscriptions on the Tablets and Gravestones in St. Michael's Church and Churchyard, Charleston, S.C. To Which is Added from the Church Records a List of Interments of Persons to Whom There are No Stones. Columbia, S.C.: The State Company, Publishers, 1906. Digital version at Google Books.

More than 600 of the cemetery's graves are described at Find A Grave. Includes transcripts and select photographs.

Parish History

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 4, St. Michael's Church, pages 165-243, in:

  • Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

Beesley's guide is on Ancestry:

  • Beesley, Charles Norbury. Beesley's Illustrated Guide to St. Michael's Church, Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C.: Presses of Southern Print. & Pub. Co., c1939. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional histories:

  • Williams, George W. St. Michael's, Charleston, 1751-1951. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1951. FHL Book 975.7915 K2w

Parish Records

A variety of records were kept about St. Michael's Parish, including: list of pew holders, minutes, accounts, and burials. They were still held at the church in 1952. Copies: FHL Films 22742 Item 10, 22743 Items 4-5. Some of the records have been abstracted:

  • The Minutes of St. Michael's Church of Charleston, S.C., from 1758-1797. Abstracted by South Carolina Society of Colonial Dames of America, Historical Activities Committee. FHL Book 975.791/C1 K2c


Wikipedia has more about this subject: St. Michael's Parish Church


  1. St. Philip's Parish Church was later rebuilt a few blocks away.