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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral & Cemetery

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral & Cemetery

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

In 1812 a group of Columbians incorporated themselves as the first Episcopal parish in the backcountry. They raised the funds and built a small, wooden cruciform structure on the southeast corner of Gervais and Sumter streets. This church building was dedicated in 1814. The church prospered; and in 1845 a large congregation engaged the services of Edward Brickell White, a well-known architect, to design a new edifice. The present building (minus the transepts), modeled after York Cathedral in England, was consecrated in 1847. It was miraculously spared when Sherman burned Columbia in 1865. Today, it is one of the nation's 20 largest Episcopal churches. James F. Byrnes, statesman and US Supreme Court Justice, and six governors, including Wade Hampton III, are buried in its churchyard.
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1100 Sumter ST,
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 771-7300
Info & Amenities
Located on the corner of Sumter and Gervais Streets across from the S.C. State House.
Civil War
Days and Hours of Operation
9am - 5pm Monday through Friday and on Sundays from 7:45am until 7pm
Days and Holidays Closed
Martin Luther King Day, New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day
Listed on National Register
Free Admission