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William's Photo Album - My Photos up to 2010
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The persecution of the French Huguenots (French Protestants), culminated in the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The attacks sent refugees streaming into the populous northern cities of Europe -- Geneva, Berlin, Amsterdam, and London. Huguenots had arrived in the Carolina Colony in 1680, settling on the banks of the Santee River forty miles north of Charlestown. The community built a small church overlooking the river, and later, in the first decade of the next century, laid out a little village around the church, called Jamestown. The SC Huguenot settlements included "Orange Quarter," Saint Johns Parish in Berkeley County, Saint James at Goose Creek -- the largest Huguenot settlement, however, was in Charlestown, where by 1687, the Huguenots had built a church, independent from the Anglican Church of England. Elie Prioleau, from the town of Pons in France, became pastor of this Huguenot church. It remains today. Charles Town was founded in 1670, under the charter of Charles II, by a group of 200 colonists from English Barbados. In 1783 the name of the city was officially changed from Charlestown to Charleston.
Charleston, Charlestown, Huguenot
William Walter LaRoche III
My Photos up to 2010
Apr 20, 2007
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