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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Charleston--the Holy City

Charleston is nicknamed the Holy City. While tour guides claim the nickname is derived from the number of churches in town, research indicates that the phrase was actually coined by Yates Snowden in the late 1800s-early 1900s to refer to how Charlestonians feel about their city. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of churches in town. These were just some of the churches we passed on our walks.

Circular Church. You can only see the inside when there's a service but you can tour the grounds, which includes the graveyard--the oldest in the city.

Citadel Square Baptist Church near Marion Square

First Scots Presbyterian Church

The Huguenot Church--apparently this is the only practicing Huguenot congregation in the US.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church--the oldest church in the city.

St. Philip's Church

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