FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Local Group Acquires Historic Property
Goose Creek, South Carolina – January 16, 2013
What: The St. James Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site, in conjunction with the Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust and the SC State Ports Authority has purchased historical property and protected it with a conservation easement. There will be an official announcement with many details and photographic opportunities at the site Wednesday morning, Jan 16, at 11:30 am.
The St. James Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site, a newly formed non-profit organization, acquired the historic Chapel of Ease site located on old Highway 52 between Goose Creek and Moncks Corner. The occupation of the site predates the arrival of the colonists, figures prominently in the Yemassee War of 1714-15, was a place of worship and burial for Revolutionary patriots, as well as for plantation families through the War Between the States. This important 22 acre locale contains remnants of inland rice fields, the foundation of the brick Chapel of Ease for the St. James Goose Creek Parish, and many graves dating from the colonial period through the 19th century.
Location: The site is in the Strawberry community on Old 52, between Goose Creek and Moncks Corner. From Goose Creek, turn right onto old 52 from the 4 lane US Hwy 52, cross the railroad bridge, and proceed a half mile until you see Avanti Lane and the historical marker on the right. Follow Avanti Lane to the meeting and press conference site at the end of this unimproved road. From Moncks Corner, proceed down Old 52, past Cypress Gardens Road, to a small bridge. Immediately past the bridge find the historical marker and Avanti Lane. If you are using your GPS, Avanti Lane in Moncks Corner is easily found.